Pranom Kiatreungwattana, who goes by "P.K.", and her father had been looking for a spot for a Boulder restaurant for two years when Opas Sinprasong, who'd been charged with human trafficking, left his Siamese Plate/Siamese Plate on the Go spot at 1575 Folsom Street up for grabs.
And grab it they did, taking over the lease in July of this year and stabilizing the place under a new name: NaRaYa.
With her chef-partner, Ratiya Edfors, who is also a native of Thailand, P.K. planned to offer Boulder authentic tastes of their home country -- including an especially authentic curry. "We've been adjusting the recipe," she says. "But now it's really authentic. It's really close to what we have in Thailand."
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She also decided to offer Japanese food, after "Charlie," the sushi chef who'd worked at Sumida's, another concept that Sinprasong had crammed into the space, agreed to stay on. Over the past three months, he's been building the menu of fresh fish.
P.K. has made her changes quietly, but now she's ready to introduce Boulder crowds to what's essentially a new restaurant. She'll hold a grand opening on November 5 and 6, offering two-for-one sake specials, half-priced appetizers and drinks, and a chance to win gift certificates. The festivities take place both nights from 6 to 10 p.m.
For more information, dial 303-447-9718.