Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier and his team are thrilled to welcome Chef Antimo Maria Merone – Executive Chef / Co-Owner of Estro, Hong Kong, for a memorable evening of combined gastronomic excellence. A remarkable new one-off menu will be created just for the event featuring dishes that are unique for this exceptional occasion.
During this special dinner, both chefs will focus on the beauty of 4 magnificent ingredients that each of them has chosen. They will then craft outstanding dishes exclusive to this evening using their 4 chosen ingredients that showcase their individual skills and personal inspirations, all revolving around these central delicious elements.
Naples native, Chef Antimo Maria Merone is among the vanguard of chefs rewriting the rules of Italian cuisine. Dedicated to elevating Neapolitan cuisine through modern cooking techniques, Estro’s refined tasting menus draw inspiration from Antimo’s homeland, with each dish evoking rich memories of his ancestors, history and childhood. Bringing a global perspective to regional cuisine, Estro acknowledges Antimo’s Neapolitan roots while showcasing his innate creativity and progressive style. Estro is a MICHELIN-recommended restaurant and a new entry to the Tatler Dining by Hong Kong Tatler’s Top 20 most impactful restaurants of Hong Kong
Chef Merone comes from a farming family and learned at a young age to appreciate the flavours of fine Italian ingredients. From Berlin’s Vai Mó to ALMA in Parma under the legendary Gualtiero Marchesi, Antimo earned his stripes at some of the world’s finest restaurants. The opening of L’Altro in Hong Kong brought him to Asia, which quickly achieved a Michelin star. Soon after, he joined Umberto Bombana’s 8 ó Otto e Mezzo in Macau as Executive Chef, where he led the kitchen for six years and also earned a Michelin Star. In 2021, he opened his first restaurant, Estro, in partnership with JIA Group, which is dedicated to raising Neapolitan cuisine to another level through contemporary cooking techniques.
Chef Arnaud‘s signature restaurant, Maison Dunand, features cuisine inspired from his travels around the globe while staying true to his roots in the beautiful Alpine region of Savoie and France’s northwesternmost Brittany region, where he spent wonderful holidays with his father. Maison Dunand means Dunand’s home, so every guest will be warmly welcomed to his ‘home’ and experience an inspiring meal by Chef Arnaud Dunand, all perfectly complemented by warmhearted service from his professional team. Decorated with oak wood, stone, cow paintings and leather rugs, the place perfectly reflects a warm and inviting chalet in the French Alps.
Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier, a master of French cuisine and culinary icon in Bangkok restaurant’s scene, found his passion for cooking during his childhood in the mountains of the Savoie region, France. Starting from the tender age of 12, Chef Arnaud instantly fell in love with cooking and ultimately this is where his culinary journey began. His journey has brought him to work in some of the most esteemed kitchens and with some renowned culinary talents globally, including Marc Veyrat, Jacques Lameloise, and Jean Francois Piège at Hôtel de Crillon.
“During my 20 years in the industry, I have always been known for my classic French cuisine, using only French ingredients. After my travels and having spent time in Asia, the exciting cultural diversity opened up my senses to reroute my culinary journey. In Maison Dunand, I would like to introduce you to something more personal; a cuisine inspired from my travels around the globe while staying true to my roots in the beautiful Savoie region.
Date: 1st, 2nd November 2023 Time: 5.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Maison Dunand, Sathon 10
Menu: 8-course menu Price: THB 7,900++
Tel: (+66) 65 639 0515 Line: @maisondunand