Bangkok, 3 May 2023 – Executive Chef Carlo Valenziano takes you on a delectable sensation journey of ‘La Dolce Vita’, the latest culinary craftsmanship at ALATi, the Mediterranean restaurant at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Embark on a voyage through Italy, journeying across the different regions, savouring the authentic appetisers, pastas, mains and desserts that embody the essence of the ‘Sweet Life’.
Explore ‘La Dolce Vita’, a flavourful culinary journey of authentic and delectable dishes through Italy’s diverse regions. Chef Carlo has designed classic and contemporary dishes to evoke gastronomic memories, with bracing flavours of coastal Italy. Chef Carlo’s inspiration comes from the rich heritage of Italian cuisine combined with his experiences from and exciting trips along the Italian Peninsula – from Sicily, Venice, Piedmont, Parma, Capri, Rome, Verona, Milan, Portofino and Veneto to Central and Southern Italy. The stories hidden behind them reflect his belief that ‘food is life’ and that ‘treating ourselves to the best food allows us to discover what it truly means to live a sweet life’.
Begin your odyssey by stimulating your palate with a burst of flavours from the sun-kissed Sicily, with ‘Carpaccio di gamberi rossi’ (Sicilian red prawn carpaccio, shaved fennel, orange segments, Avola almond and lemon cream) or ‘Polpo e patate’ (poached Mediterranean octopus, potatoes, celery, taggiasca olives, lemon and parsley, tossed with an excellent Sicilian extra virgin olive oil). Cold-cut lovers will also appreciate ‘Affettati DOP’ (a selection of extraordinary cold cuts composed of 20-month Galloni Parma ham, capocollo from Martina Franca, salami from Felino and ’nduja from Spilinga), served with Bella di Cerignola olives and bread sticks. The ‘Parmigiano-Reggiano’ from Parma has been shaped into mouth-watering cheese fritters made with a 24-month Vacche Brune Parmesan, served with black truffle, honey and grapes, and it is also another dish which cannot be missed.
The pasta section embraces everyone’s favourite homemade fresh pasta dishes, from ‘Carbonara’ (a Roman classic consisting of spaghetti from Gragnano, organic egg yolk, cured pork cheek, pecorino and black pepper) to the ‘Risotto all’Amarone’ from Verona, with premium carnaroli rice, Amarone wine and 30-month Parmesan cheese cream, which are all sure to leave a lasting impression.
Chef Carlo’s main-course selection of tempting delicacies includes ‘Costoletta alla Milanese’ from Milan (breaded veal cutlet cooked in clarified butter, lemon, salt flakes and rocket leaves) and ‘Rombo alla ligure’ from Portofino (oven-baked turbot roasted with white wine, cherry tomatoes, taggiasca olives, fresh thyme, pine nuts and potatoes).
This unforgettable gastronomic voyage through Italy ends with a sweet finale of delicious desserts, featuring ‘Crema Fritta’ from Venice (fried lemon and vanilla custard), served with raspberry and icing sugar; ‘Sicilian cannoli’ from Sicily (crispy pastry shells, sheep ricotta, chocolate, pistachio and orange confit); and the highly celebrated ‘Tiramisu’ from Veneto (mascarpone cream, coffee ladyfingers, dark chocolate and cocoa powder). Each carefully crafted dish conveys its own story and is waiting for fellow gourmands to experience it.
The ‘La Dolce Vita’ exclusive à la carte menu is priced from THB 290++, and the three-course dining set menu is priced from THB 1,250++ per person until 31 August 2023. Mediterranean wine by the glass and bottle are also available.
ALATi’s Mediterranean à la carte menu, inspired by traditional recipes, ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques of countries that surround the Mediterranean region, such as Italy, Spain, France and Morocco, is also available for the à la carte menu, priced from THB 290++, and the three-course dining set menu, priced from THB 1,250++ per person. The Mediterranean wine list is also available by the glass and bottle.
ALATi’s ‘Sunday Riviera Brunch’ features a delicious and unlimited feast of welcome seafood on ice; lobster bisque soup; and the signature à la carte main courses, cooked à la minute and served at guests’ tables, along with the many more all-time favourite buffet selections, priced at THB 3,200++ per person with drinking water, coffee and tea (children 6–12 years enjoy half-price). Free-flow premium wines and cocktails package at THB 1,400++ per person, and free-flow champagne, wines and cocktails package at THB 3,000++ per person.
ALATi is located on the lobby floor of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and open for à la carte from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 noon to 22:30 hrs and Sunday from 18:00 to 22:30 hrs; and for Sunday Brunch from 12:00 to 16:00 hrs.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call +662 162 9000 or email [email protected] or visit ALATi’s website at https://www.kempinski.com/en/siam-hotel/restaurants-bars/alati or use the Line Official Account @Siamkempinskihotel.
*All dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and a 10% service charge.
About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok: On 27 September 2010, Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, opened its first Thailand property in the capital city of Bangkok, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to Sra Pathum Palace, and located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district. The luxury five-star hotel combines Kempinski’s trademark European flair with traditional Thai hospitality. Every one of the hotel’s 397 guestrooms and suites overlooks the property’s surrounding gardens and pools, and 22 rooms have direct access to the pool. Thailand’s artistic heritage is a key theme of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The property displays 2,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned to create art for the property.
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences.
Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
Lalidapun Chavananand · Director of Public Relations
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok · Thailand
T +66 02 162 9000 · [email protected]
Kullakitti Charoenmuang · Assistant Public Relations Manager
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road · Pathumwan · Bangkok 10330 · Thailand
T +66 2 162 9000 · [email protected]