The creative genius behind the highly acclaimed restaurant, Vite, in San Patrignano, Italy, Chef Fabio is renowned for his extraordinary knowledge of Italian culinary traditions and a “farm to fork” philosophy.
The Vite restaurant is located in Cerasolo, near Coriano, Italy. We were lucky that we had a chance to preview Chef Fabio’s special menu with sommelier’s carefully chosen wine pairings at Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit and we’ve been impressed.
“Vite”, meaning “vine”, like the vineyards that cover the hills surrounding San Patrignano. But “Vite” also means “lives”, and that’s what San Patrignano is defending and fighting for each day: the lives of those that come here asking for a chance. From social exclusion and addiction they found passion, enthusiasm and a willingness to change.
The cheeses coming from San Patrignano’s creamery are made with 100% natural ingredients, without artificial preservatives or additives of any kind. The absolute quality of the cow, sheep and goat’s milk means that the cheeses are not only nutritious, but also unsurpassed in flavor and richness. Master affineur Vittorio Beltrami has guided the young men in the creamery for years, sharing his expertise and passion.
San Patrignano has been working for ten years to preserve the Mora Romagnola rare breed pig. Currently the Community is home to more than 150 heads, making it one of the most important breeding facilities in the country. The Brinato breed originated at the end of the nineteenth century through cross-breeding of Mora Romagnola and Large White, just then arrived in the Romagna region. The meat from these two distinct breeds are excellent, consumed fresh, but also very fine cured into salumi of all types. All aspects of the butchering and portioning are carried out in the Community’s own workshops.
A new life at San Patrignano – “When we arrived, we had resigned ourselves, thinking all our chances had been used up. We found a new home, an extended family, the courage to try again, to start growing and building a future for ourselves. Many of us dream of a career in the culinary arts, whether cooks, pastry chefs, maître d’ or sommelier. Fabio Rossi is an inspiration, with his true love of cooking. Vite Restaurant is an opportunity for us to proudly show “what we can do and who we are”, shared by members.
Today’s Vite restaurant focuses on bringing the freshest seasonal produce, right from the farm, and at the same time provide an invaluable professional training opportunity for the young people of the Community – through internships and exchanges, collaborations with social enterprises, and training with local culinary and hospitality schools.
The menu at Vite is centered on San Patrignano’s own produce, with a selection of sophisticated and tasty dishes, using the freshest ingredients, all at a fair price. Knowledge of local produce and traditions, passion and experience are the essential qualities which Chef Fabio Rossi brings to the restaurant”, shared by Federico Rainero, Export Manager of SanPatrignano.
The vineyards cover the hills surrounding the Community, about 200 meters above sea level, and extending over 100 hectares. Each step of production, from the pruning of the vines, to gathering and selection of the best grapes, all the way to their aging in French oak barriques and bottling, is carried out by the young men and women of San Patrignano.
Hazelnut crusted jumbo scallops with watercress cream, sprouts salad served with Aulente Rosso, San Patrignano 2014.
Avenir marinated duck breast, spiced carrots coulis
Simple presentation, clean but very very tasty. Potato ravioli, free range chicken ragout, “il vero” pecorino, served with Ino, San Patrignao-2015
Braised Aulente veal cheek with oven-roasted endive and thyme-orange potato cream paired with Montepirolo, San Patrignano 2007.
The cattle breeding activity, with 350 head and 160 births annually of Chianina breed (raised in the Botticella-Novafeltria branch of the Community) is one of the cornerstones of San Patrignano’s farming activities. A true passion and respect for nature and living things, meticulous breeding and state-of-the-art insemination techniques, selection of high quality natural feed: these are the characteristics that ensure the best meats come from San Patrignano’s farms.
“Vite” tiramisu, last road for today. Great finishing!
Two gents who talk very little, but their cuisine talks for themselves
Designed in the style of a Tuscan villa, Rossini’s ensures that diners enjoy a unique and memorable dining experience. Over the years the restaurant has championed some of the world’s most accomplished chefs and introduced Bangkok diners to exceptional modern Italian cuisine at its gourmet wine dinners. Diners can also enjoy wines from “primoVino by Rossini’s”, recipient of the prestigious international “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” and winner of the coveted “Best International Hotel Wine List”.
Special lunch & dinner during November 15 – 19, 2016
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