There’s no need to travel a long way to Italy since Bangkok is so blessed with the number of finest Italian restaurants. Italian food is the go-to cuisine for many Bangkok dinners, mainly due to the fantastic taste of Mediterranean spices and a wide selection of food on offer. However, if you are looking for the finest Italian dining experience and you want it to be authentic and creative, Great Gastro suggest you drop by at Hotel Muse Bangkok and say hi to Medici Kitchen & Bar
Located on the ground floor of a boutique hotel in Langsuan, Medici Kitchen and Bar is the heart of Muse hotel Bangkok, one of the most outstanding place evoking an elegant East-meet-West concept from King Rama V period and European culture.
Continuing the hotel’s main theme of discovery via a series of archways, this restaurant overall concept was to bring back a charm of 1870s high society when the wave of Italian immigration hit its peak in New York.
There’s a charm about this famous restaurant, with their cool industrial rusticity meets classic Italian home-style. Introducing a 19th Century dark and Opulent feel warmed by exotic, homely woods, Medici Feast your eyes with steel elements in which represent a Steel roof of the old railway station of New York. Another highlight of this decorative space is an idea to create vast wine cellars representing a Neo Industrial. With its mysterious looks, complete with classy European arts, it could give the best sense of sophisticated elegance and homely charm.
Chef Nicolino Lalla
Known to locals who enjoy Southern Italian home-cooking cuisine, a menu is carefully selected by Chef Nicolino Lalla, an Italian chef with great passion in authentic Italian home cooking. Inspirative by two important ladies, his mother and grandmother, chef Nicolino began his culinary journey at the age of 7. After graduated from school of hotel and restaurant management, he has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and exclusive hotels in Europe and North America.
He started out his career in Thailand as a Pre-Opening team at Opus Wine Bar & Restaurant in Bangkok before went on working as chef of an Italian restaurant in Phuket 5-star hotel. The professional talented chef’s impressive pedigree also includes a position as Chef de Cuisine at Medici, Hotel Muse Bangkok.
“ Fusion is Confusion “, Chef Nucolino heads up his cooking idea by introducing Authentic Italian home kitchen to keep all the ingredients as pure as possible. Without added too much adaptation, original, fresh and clear are 3 main keys of his Abruzzese cuisine cooking style. His techniques work only to draw out flavour in a menu of classics that includes a take on his experience working with Italian’s top kitchen around the world.
Alongside his impressive technique, the food at Medici is a reflection of Chef Nucolino’s family. That nostalgic quality is plain to see in his creation, especially Homemade Pasta. Walking to Medici is like taking a journey into the past, what you could also expect from this stylish restaurant is a fine collection of classic Italian menu which is hard to see and close to lost.
After a long story of place and chef, let’s pull up a chair and lets the food do the talking.
Selection of Bread
Raw Mediterranean red prawn with sea asparagus and cherry tomato salad
Chef Nicolino’s first menu impress us with an original taste of Mediterranean Red Prawn, a premium ingredient from Europe. This exquisite prawn comes with fresh, juicy and sweet in flavours while sea Asparagus (Salicornia) and cherry tomato in an olive oil dressing usher up the tastes and touch of the Mediterranean. Reflecting Chef Nicolino’s cooking style, a lovely plate of Modern Cuisine is all you need to be happy.
Rosemary risotto, Prosecco and black truffle with asparagus veloute and roast snow fish
Famed from its popularity, Medici’s standout dish is the risotto al Prosecco – an authentic Tuscan Risotto. Handed down from classic family’s recipe, this simplicity menu is outstanding shine by a creamy and chewy rice light up with aroma smell from Rosemary and veloute sauce, which come rippled with black truffle, Asparagus, and Prosecco sparkling wine. This menu is beautifully presented with a big cut of melt-in-your-mouth roast snow fish on top. If you miss Tuscany, this dish will surely bring you home.
Pan fried sea bass fillet with julienne vegetable, white wine, light tomato sauce & Mediterranean herbs
Don’t leave without trying the signature main dish of Sea Bass. This crispy golden skin fillet of Sea Bass is well seasoned with salt, pepper and olive oil in which a meat moisture is perfectly kept. Adapted from classic Italian way of cooking, a julienne salad with sour tomato, creamy white wine sauce and beautifully aromatic Mediterranean herbs was served alongside the main course. To make it more special, this elegant dish served in in world-class style with luxury “Versace” plates.
Sicillian style cannoli shell filled with ricotta cheese & chocolate chips
The popular Italian dessert can only be authentic if it’s Sicilian. A crispy tube-wafer filled with a mildly sweet, creamy ricotta filling that is full of flavor and a staple of Sicilian cuisine. This timeless piece of sweet is served on top with crispy Chocolate Chips, icing sugar and vanilla sauce.
After a long day of working, retreat to the Medici Bar for a true Italian aperitivo. Pairing your food with a fine selection of wine from Medici’s premium cellar or sip your favourite cup of Illy Italian coffee before Make your night sparkle with some delicious signature cocktail. Pop in for an elegant glass of Venecian, a vodka based cocktail with an outstanding sour taste from Limoncello fresh lemon, a sour-sweet fruity smell of grapefruit juice and natural mint flavour.
This special place is warmed in look and feel and with excellent service, yet another highlight of this well-known Italian restaurant is aLive Opera show which happens every night during dinner. Medici is also a home to the finest wine lists and premium food ingredients from Italy and France. You can either explore on a modern cook or discover an original taste of Italian from Chef Nicolino’s splendid kitchen.
If you are looking for a perfect place for Italian dinner, allow Medici makes you forget basic Italian food for awhile. Everything from appetiser, main course to dessert tasted like heaven with luxurious Italian sense, great food, good atmosphere. Such an impressive destination for all fine dining lovers!