Introducing a brand new concept by Gastronauts Asia
Gastronauts Asia together with S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, Fine Dining Lovers, Gfour Fine Wines & Spirits and Turkish Airlines proudly presents Sicilian Journey ep. 1 event with Chef Martina Caruso from Salina in Sicily, Italy.
This new initiative is a concept created to raise awareness of the specific ingredients that Sicily has to offer featuring some of the most creative and innovative chefs while showcasing the great wine varietals grown within the region.
Recently won the Michelin Female Chef Award 2019, Chef Martina Caruso is known as the child prodigy in Italian cuisine in the industry.
Her culinary journey began with her self-taught father at Hotel Signum in Salina, her family business which established in 1988. She later gained hospitality training at Institute of Cefalù in Palermo and joined the professional cooking course at Gambero Rosso in Rome. She went to work for Chef Massimo Riccioli at his Rosetta restaurant. She also gathered experience working abroad at Jamie’s Italian restaurant by Jamie Oliver in London as well as streaks of internships at some of Italy’s top eateries including the one Michelin starred Open Colonna, Rome; Pipero al Rex, Rome; and two Michelin starred La Torre del Saracino, Vico Equense, Naples before returning to tend to her family business at the Hotel and restaurant Signum.
Ristorante Signum, also located at the hotel, offers a beautiful ambience of a terrace with sea view overlooking Panarea and Stromboli, an outdoor garden veranda of perfect for Spring and Summer while the menu promotes seasonal and traditional agro-food heritage.
This year, Gastronauts Asia together with our partners are bringing the Sicilian cuisine to two locations, at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok (22-23 November) and Banyan Tree Phuket (29-30 November) where guests will experience Chef Martina’s beautifully balanced and dynamic cooking.
The six-course tasting menu dinner in Bangkok will feature star dishes like bagna càuda with sea urchin paired with Bellavista Alma Cuvée Brut NV Franciacorta, Italy; confit mackerel with green olive soup, buffalo mozzarella and candied capers matched with Feudo Maccari Grillo Olli 2017, Sicily; gentile pasta mixed with mussels, zucchini and ragusano cheese accompanied by Cornelissen MunJebel Bianco 2016, Sicily; snapper marinated lettuce, orange and anchovies completed with Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2017, Sicily; red mullet stuffed with offal, cacciucco sauce, sea asparagus dressed in oil and lemon partnered with Feudo Maccari Maharis Syrah 2016, Sicily; and milk soup with chocolate, coffee and carob as the dessert coupled with Hauner Malvasia Passito 2016, Sicily.
While the Phuket dinner edition will feature a different set of food and wine pairing. Starting with the amuse bouche which will be paired with Lombard Premier Cru Brut Reference NV. The meal will start with delectable confit Mackerel with green olive soup, buffalo mozzarella and candied capers (wine: Feudo Maccari Olli Grillo 2017, Sicily, Italy); gentile pasta mixed with mussels, zucchini and ragusano cheese (wine: Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2017, Sicily, Italy); followed by snapper marinated lettuce, orange and anchovies (wine: Feudo Maccari Sala Nero D’Avola 2015, Sicily, Italy). The dessert is milk soup with chocolate, coffee and carob (wine: Hauner Malvasia Passito delle Lipari 2016, Sicily, Italy).
Prices for dinner in Bangkok is B5,500++ for the tasting menu and B6,500++ with wine pairing; while the prices for dinner in Phuket is B2,999++ for the tasting menu and B3,999++ with wine pairing.
The event is under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy in Thailand and it is part of the Italian Cuisine Week 2019.
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