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Matteo Metullio, Italy's youngest Michelin-starred chef, recently enjoyed his first trip to Asia. The 26-year old spent four nights in Bangkok preparing a special six-course degustation menu at the renown Enoteca Italiana Bangkok.
The special diner was paired with S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna mineral waters and stellar wines from Cantina Terlano. Diners enjoyed delicacies like Venison ‘Roast Beef’ with pistachio purée, lemon honey and horseradish puff rice chips and Lamb Rack with carrot purée, grilled baby onions, plum and hay sauce (made from hay imported from Northern Italy).
Metullio is native of Trieste, a city located in Northeastern Italy, and began his culinary career when he was only 19. First, he worked at St. Hubertus Restaurant under the tutelage of internationally renown chef Norbert Niederkofler.
From there he went on to become sous chef at La Siriola Restaurant in San Cassiano, a popular ski resort town tucked away in Northeastern Italy. Last year, Metullio became executive chef at La Siriola and during his tenure the restaurant has maintained its Michelin star rating and has earned raving reviews on travel websites sites like Trip Advisor.
"For me it was a positive experience and an important one because it was so far from home. I was so amazed that I’ll soon add a dessert to my menu inspired by this Journey to the East: a rice dumpling with soup with coconut, ginger and curry," the chef told Fine Dining Lovers.