Bangkok’s Signature Restaurant
In a live-streamed virtual ceremony, the fifth edition of the Michelin Guide Thailand has unveiled 2022’s Star Revelation results. Coinciding with its first anniversary, Capella Bangkok‘s signature restaurant, Côte by Mauro Colagreco, has proudly been awarded with One Michelin Star.
Taking over the river-facing dining room at the heart of the Capella Bangkok hotel, Côte transports diners from Bangkok’s enchanting riverside district to the French and Italian Riviera. With elegant, light-drenched interiors and panoramic views of the glittering Chao Phraya River, the restaurant delivers menus with refined simplicity and ingredient-driven preparations conceptualised by renowned chef Mauro Colagreco.
“Celebrating Côte’s first anniversary with our first One Michelin star in Asia truly feels like a reward for our hard work,” says Mauro Colagreco. “I’m overwhelmed with happiness.”
Colagreco continues, “Opening a restaurant during the pandemic, especially a fine dining one, was no easy task. I’d like to warmly thanks the Capella Bangkok hotel team for their trust and support and Côte’s culinary team leads by Davide Garavaglia for their passion and dedication paid off. Motivated by this success, we will soon announce another Mauro – Capella Hotels & Resorts collaboration in 2022.”
Helming the Bangkok kitchen is Chef Davide Garavaglia, who has been personally appointed by Mauro Colagreco after a 5-year tenure as Chef de Cuisine at Colagreco’s principal restaurant – Mirazur in Menton, France.
Garavaglia translates Colagreco’s ingredient-driven and sustainable philosophy to Côte’s urban setting in the Thai capital. Colagreco and Garavaglia draw on local ingredients and put prime produce at the centre of their culinary creations. Within Côte’s ‘Riviera to River’ concept, menus feature not only flavours from the Mediterranean Riviera but also embrace the colours, textures and tastes of the age-old traditions of Thai cuisine where ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime, and pomelo make for captivating cross-border flavour profiles.
“Being awarded One Michelin Star today is a prestigious honour,” Garavaglia says. “Not only for us all at Côte, but also for the farmers and residents of the communities around the country we work closely with – such as Klong Phai Farm in the hills of Khao Yai, where free-range chicken feed on organic herbs.”
Not only has Côte been awarded the One Michelin Star this year, the restaurant’s service team led by Thibaud Charlemarty has also captured diner’s hearts by winning the first-ever Michelin Guide Thailand 2022 Service Award, presented by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said that the award recognised outstanding customer service – the collaborative effort of a team with service-minded hearts and hours of training behind their belts. The Governor also highlights that this Service Awards is a symbol showing that great food alone is not enough to leave a lasting impression on guests, and that truly excellent service staff will go the extra mile to make a guest’s lunch or dinner unforgettable.
Launched in 2017 in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Thai edition of the renowned red-covered dining guide has granted stars, Michelin Plate and Bib Gourmand recognition to a wide range of establishments, from fine-dining restaurants to street food stalls. For the 2022 edition, the Michelin Guide Thailand extended its awards to 5 provinces, including Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-Nga.
Open for lunch and dinner from Wednesdays to Sundays, Côte by Mauro Colagreco offers à-la-carte dishes or a seven-course ‘Côte Experience’ menu. Guests can also opt for ‘the luxury of choosing not to choose’ with Côte’s Carte Blanche menu, a nine-course gastronomic journey allowing chef Garavaglia to present the best of his art using exceptional produce and seasonal inspiration.
For more information and reservations, call +662 (0) 098–3818 or email: email@example.com.
Main image: Davide Garavaglia, Chef – Côte by Mauro Colagreco at Capella Bangkok.
Source: Capella Bangkok.