An exclusive epicurean experience by Chef Mattia Casabianca and Chef Marco Violano.
On February 2 and 3, 2024, a decadent Italian journey unfolded at Alto Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta during an unforgettable four-hands dinner. In a collaboration reflecting the best of Italian cooking, Executive Pastry Chef Mattia Casabianca of Uliassi, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Italy, joined forces with Executive Chef Marco Violano of Alto, the award-winning Italian restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.
On this glamorous occasion, the finest Italian flavours and culinary traditions came together, offering diners a rare opportunity to savour the combined genius of two world-class chefs. The sky-high views and bold red interiors of Alto offered the perfect setting for a night of dazzling gastronomy.
A Four-Hands Dinner to Remember
Guests relished an evening of extraordinary indulgence, enjoying a pairing of curated Italian specialities with premium local wine selections. Chef Mattia and Chef Marco seamlessly blended classical techniques with contemporary flair, infusing each thoughtfully crafted dish with ingredients known for their aphrodisiacal effects, leaving diners enchanted.
The evening began with extravagances like the Gold Dusted Potatoes with Truffle & Porcini and Lobster Sabayon with Sevruga Caviar, followed by sublime mains such as the Pumpkin Tortelli and Chicken Crumble, Chilean Sea Bass with Caponata & Cherry Sauce, and Beef Tenderloin Rossini Style with Fresh Black Truffle.
The Chartreuse White Melon & Crystallized Mint Leaves served as a refreshing interlude before the classic Sicilian dessert, La Cassata, and the delightful Petit Four that whisper 'dulcis in fundo,' saving the best for last in a symphony of flavors. The meal concluded with homemade Limoncello – a perfectly Italian ending!
Italian Affair at Alto Restaurant & Bar
The culinary event set the stage for a year of exceptional dining at Alto Restaurant & Bar, marking the start of Italian Affair — an exciting new culinary programme. Inviting guests to savour the flavours of Italy like never before, Alto is poised to host multiple collaborations with renowned chefs through 2024. Designed to delight the palate and satisfy the soul, each meal promises a memorable journey filled with extraordinary moments.
Chef Mattia Casabianca at Ristorante Uliassi
Mattia Casabianca is the Executive Pastry Chef at Uliassi, a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant and #34 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list. Uliassi’s global recognition underscores Chef Mattia’s exemplary confectionary skills, honed for 15 years across the UK, Spain, Australia and Italy. Chef Mattia’s passion for pastry arts and his innovative approach have earned him several prestigious awards, including titles like Pastry Chef of the Year and Best Pastry Chef Under 35.
Executive Chef Marco Violano at Alto Restaurant & Bar
Executive Chef Marco Violano, hailing from Puglia in Italy, has woven his magic across various gastronomic capitals, from Beijing to Singapore to Milan. Embracing a philosophy he calls ‘mama-style cooking’, he keeps his creations simple and soulful — “I want guests to feel the love in every bite” — while also infusing them with a refined elegance. Led by Chef Marco, Alto serves elevated Italian cuisine with authentic flavours, offering an incomparable dining experience above the heart of Jakarta.
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