For the second stop on her Sicilian journey in Thailand, Italian chef Martina Caruso will be showcasing the best in her local cuisine during two special dinners on 29 and 30 November at the Banyan Tree Phuket.
Taking leave of her family-run Hotel Signum in Saina Italy, the winner of the Michelin Female Chef Award 2019 will be transporting lucky diners to the idyllic shores of the Mediterranean island during the dynamic two-part dining series the "Sicilian Journey."
For part one of the Sicilian journey chef Caruso prepared two dinners in Bangkok, before moving out to the spectacular island of Phuket for the next exciting installation of her tour.
At this stop there are some new twists to the menu, tailored for the occasion, with a Sicilian wine pairing. The first course will be confit Mackerel with green olive soup, buffalo mozzarella and candied capers. The second course is gentile pasta mixed with mussels, zucchini and Ragusano cheese. The third and last course is snapper marinated lettuce, orange and anchovies. And to finish, a dessert of milk soup with chocolate, coffee and carob.
Martina Caruso is both the chef and co-owner of Michelin starred Hotel Signum in Salina, Italy along with her mother and father and brother Luca, the Hotel Manager. Caruso is considered from eno-gastronomic journalists and insiders, the Enfant Prodige of Italian Cusine.
What is the Sicilian Journey?
The series is presented by Gastronauts Asia and sponsored by S. Pellegrino to highlight Sicilian cuisine paired with quality Sicilian wines selected by G Four fine wines and spirits, with the objective to raise awareness of the specific ingredients Sicily has to offer as well as the great wine varietals grown in the region.
Part one of the dinner series took place at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok on 22 and 23 November.