Runner-up in the Asia & Australasia category at the 2011 Birra Moretti Best Authentic Italian Restaurant awards & one of the top restaurants in Bangkok period, Enoteca on Sukhumvit Soi 27 is a great favourite among Italian ex-pats & discerning local foodies of all stripes.
These gourmands will be beating a path to the restaurant’s door this month because Enoteca has pulled off something of a ‘culinary coup’ by attracting, albeit
briefly, the services of Matteo Metullio, the internationally renowned chef from the Michelin-star La Siriola Restaurant at San Cassiano, Bolzano, Italy.
Over four nights running from 8-11 October, Chef Matteo will be putting together a 6-course degustation menu specially paired with S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna mineral waters & a brilliant selection of highly rated wines from Cantina Terlano.
The young native of Trieste – he is still only in his mid-twenties & the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Italy – began his career in the kitchen at St. Hubertus Restaurant at the tender age of 19 as part of the team working for world famous chef Norbert Niederkofler.
Matteo moved to La Siriola Restaurant as sous chef under Fabio Cucchelli. In 2013, after the departure of Fabio, Matteo ‘graduated’ to the prestigious position of Executive Chef at the restaurant.
Under his leadership La Siriola has maintained its star rating & his reputation has gone from strength to strength, which is why it is so encouraging that he
has chosen to demonstrate his skills at a stand-alone restaurant here, rather than at a 5-star hotel.
The young chef took time to talk to Bangkok 101 before his visit to Thailand, saying, “This is my first visit to Asia & I’m excited! Italian cuisine has developed massively in the past decade in Thailand, & moreover in the rest of Asia, because the Far East is emerging as a business centre of the world. For this reason the number of luxury hotels & restaurants has increased, requiring many Italian chefs.
I met Nicola, the owner of Enoteca, via the internet and we immediately started talking approximately a collaboration between his restaurant & my cuisine. But I’m not going to tell you what I will be cooking in Bangkok – I don’t want to spoil the surprise – although I hope visitors to Enoteca will enjoy my creations.”
Seats for Chef Matteo’s dinners on October 8-11 are priced at B3500++ per head (wine paring B1700++).
Enoteca Italiana Bangkok
39 Sukhumvit Soi 27 | 0 2258 4386 | enotecabangkok.com | 6pm – midnight
Chef Matteo Metullio at Enoteca
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