Chef Mauro Colagreco’s new restaurant Côte opens on 1 October at the Capella Hotel and Resort, Bangkok.
The chef, who currently holds the number one spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, is to bring his inspirational Mediterranean botanical cuisine to the new restaurant on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, in Bangkok, Thailand, with a concept entitled 'Riviera to the River'.
Guests will be treated to a nightly nine-course ‘Carte Blanche’ dining experience. Pre-dinner small tasting-plates and champagne cocktails will be enjoyed in the show kitchen, leading to a seasonally-inspired menu, followed by an after-dinner aperitif at the Green House, where the hotel grows over 100 herbs for use in the kitchen.
“When I arrived in Bangkok I fell in love. It is as simple as that. The passion for food and the culture and spirit – from the innate understanding of nature and the seasons to the history and flow of the river made this just the perfect place. Bangkok is an inspiration, as of course is the Riviera. Between them we will create a magical new dining destination, of that I am sure,” Mauro Colagreco.
Colagreco has designed a unique menu for Côte, but the influences of his Menton restaurant Mirazur are plain to see, such as the monkfish ‘a la cacciatora’, which marries the sea and land in a recipe that includes chicken. Daily sourced Thai ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime and pomelo will infuse the cuisine with the flavours of locality.
Chef Colagreco will work closely at Côte with Capella Bangkok’s own culinary team – Executive Chef, Anthony Scholtmeyer, Chef de Cuisine Marc Vasseur and Chef at Côte Davide Garavaglia, a former Chef de Cuisine of Mirazur.