Bangkok, Thailand, November 6, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / The Urbani White Truffle Dinner at ALATi Mediterranean restaurant by Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok will be introducing four Italian culinary maestros featuring Chef Carlo Valenziano, the innovative force of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Chef Gianni Favro, the renowned Italian chef-restaurateur in Bangkok for 25 years and founder of Gianni Ristorante; Chef Christian Martena by Clara Restaurant recognised in the Michelin Guide since 2021 and TOP50 ITALY as the ‘21st Best Italian Restaurant in the World in 2023’; and Chef Marco Avesani, the inventive storyteller of traditional Italian cuisine, modernity, refinement and conviviality by La Bottega Restaurant. The four masters of Italian cuisine in Bangkok will present an exclusive 5-course Italian dinner menu, featuring the excellence of Urbani fresh white truffle paired with ‘Gianni Gagliardo’ wine from 20 to 21 November 2023.
Discover the exclusive Urbani White Truffle Dinner, where each chef will showcase their signature menus with the finest fresh white truffles from the number one producer in Italy for 170 years, Urbani Truffles. Chef Carlo, Chef Gianni, Chef Christian and Chef Marco have created a gastronomic journey of authentic and delectable Italian dishes with enlivening flavours to enhance the powerful and rich taste of Urbani fresh white truffles, sliced in front of guests as tradition dictates.
Award-winning bartender Matteo Cadeddu of Opium Bar Bangkok, listed in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2023, will delight guests with two special pre-cocktails in collaboration with Sabatini Gin on both nights.
Embark on a flavourful culinary journey by Executive Chef Gianni, the founder of Gianni Ristorante, showcasing the first course of ‘Battuta’ of fassona beef, aged parmesan mayo, lamb’s lettuce and Urbani white truffle paired with ‘Gianni Gagliardo Fallegro Favorita 2021’.
The second course by Executive Carlo Valenziano of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok features ‘glazed hen and duck liver agnolotti, barolo jus, roasted hazelnuts and Urbani white truffle’ paired with ‘Gianni Gagliardo Garetto Nizza Favà 2021’.
The third course by Executive Chef Marco Avesani of Bottega Bangkok features ‘risotto, nosellari leek, Jerusalem artichoke, cardo gobbo and Urbani white truffle’ paired with ‘Gianni Gagliardo Barolo 2021’.
The fourth and main course by Executive Chef Christian Martena, founder of Clara, features a main course of ‘yellow chicken, banana blossom, baby sage and Urbani white truffle’ paired with ‘Gianni Gagliardo Barolo del Comune di La Morra 2021’.
This fascinating journey around the Italian region ends with Executive Pastry Chef Franck Istel of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s signature recipe of ‘hazelnut crème brûlé, 70% chocolate ganache, almond cake crumble and Urbani white truffle’ paired with ‘Moscato d’Asti Tenuta Garetto DOCG’.
The ‘Urbani White Truffle Dinner’ by Four Italian Culinary Maestros for an exclusive 5-course Urbani White Truffle Italian Wine Dinner Menu is priced at THB 8,000++ per person, including a welcome pre-cocktail, 5 glasses of Gianni Gagliardo wine pairing, ACQUA PANNA mineral water, SANPELLEGRINO sparkling water, coffee and tea served from Monday to Tuesday, 20 to 21 November 2023, from 19:00 to 22:30 at ALATi on the ground floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
All dining prices are exclusive of a 7% government tax and a 10% service charge.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact ALATi at +66 (0) 2 162 9000
About URBANI TRUFFLE
The company history started in 1852, when the company began exporting fresh truffles to France, thus creating a business that has become increasingly larger and more relevant through the years. Today the sixth generation keeps the family mission with the same passion of 170 years ago. In 2021, Truffle Hunting was included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural heritage, and Urbani Truffle objective is to preserve this tradition for the future generation, always respecting nature and time. Nowadays Urbani exports in 68 countries around the world, counting 23 subsidiaries worldwide, making it available in key cities such as Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, Manila Bangkok and many more. A catalog with more than 600 truffle-based products, marketed in various forms, is the flagship of Urbani Tartufi: from classic fresh and preserved truffles to frozen ones, from sauces to truffle sauces, for both horeca and retailer customers. Urbani Truffle is distributed in Thailand by Global Food Products.
About SANPELLEGRINO / ACQUA PANNA
Since the early 1900s, Sanpellegrino and Acqua Panna chose the table as their place, embracing the typical Italian passion for fine living and becoming itself synonymous with good taste and lifestyle. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna mineral waters flow respectively for 30 and 14 years through the soil, getting the mineral salts that characterize their unique taste. They are bottled only at the source, with no human intervention and no chemical treatments. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are worldwide recognised as the fine dining waters and as ambassadors of the fight against food waste, playing an active role by bringing its assets on the ground to educate consumers and engage the global chef community. Through a global partnership with Food for Soul by Massimo Bottura, they empower socially responsible actions that improve the health of our food system and reduce food loss and waste, while enabling inclusion and resilience. S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are distributed in Thailand by Global Food Products.
About GAGLIARDO winery
While the origins of the winery belong to the Colla family back in 1847, it became Gagliardo in 1986, when mr Gianni (husband of Paolo Colla’s daughter) took the reins of the cellar and started improving more the wine production, for example using French barriques. In 2003 the winemaking trials of the CRU began, thanks also to Gianni’s sons who joined the winery. Today the three of them keep working on improving the family business and
in July 2017 the family acquired Tenuta Garetto, a beautiful estate with 10 hectares of vineyard and win-ery in Agliano Terme (located in the heart of the most premium Barbera area in the world, recently de-fined by the new appellation Nizza docg). Gagliardo wines include local varietals, such as Barolo, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto d’Alba and Arneis coming from different crus, and Favorita (the Piedmont version of Vermentino varietal). Gagliardo wine is distributed in Thailand by FineSip Asia.
About SABATINI gin
Sabatini Gin is a premium London Dry Gin produced through a handcrafted method, both in the distillation process and in its quest to fulfill very particular and refined product specifications, such as the presence of wild fennel and lemon verbena in the aromatic blend. The project started in 2015 from an idea by Filippo, Enrico, Niccolò, and Ugo Sabatini, who are all connected by the bond of family and their land. Most of the botanicals are wild plants harvested mainly on the family’s own land and in the surrounding area, whereas Juniper, renowned for its excellent quality, is harvested in various other parts of the Tuscan region. On the nose, Sabatini Gin appears with lovely fresh herb with hints of Tuscan countryside Then, on the palate, it turns up with a full body but not heavy with the juniper beautifully balanced by the balsamic wild fennel, the fresh lemon verbena and thyme. The final is long and smooth with all the botanicals combining to give a sophisticated finish. Sabatini just launched its 00 Sabatini Gin, made for those wishing to appreciate gin’s taste with alcohol free option. Sabatini Gin is distributed in Thailand by Global Food Products.