Korea Dinner

Bailliage Korea
Seoul, June 18, 2022

Revelling in Stefano di Santi's little Italian 'village'
" In typically Italian fashion, the meal was simple yet delicious and generous "

Top-class Italian cuisine and hospitality in the centre of Seoul can be found in Borgo Hannam where Chef Stefano di Santi’s Michelin-starred little Italian “village” is located.

Revealing his Italian heritage and extensive food and beverage experience at prestigious venues: Hotel Il Pellicano (Tuscany); Hyatt and Marriott properties worldwide including Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Park Hyatt Seoul, and JW Marriott Southbeach (Singapore), Chef Stefano welcomed us to a refined, yet cosy meal paired with delicious wines.

In typically Italian fashion, the meal was simple yet delicious and generous. The atmosphere was immensely relaxed and jovial to the delight of all the guests. From the prosciutto to the olive oil and Oscietra caviar, Chef Stefano accentuated each dish with special ingredients and flavours unmistakably Italian yet took full advantage of local ingredients that were in season, such as the zucchini flowers, to maximize the taste and freshness of each dish.


Chef’s “welcome snacks”
Butcher’s block with San Daniele ham and Reggiano cheese
Baby cucumber, anchovy, aged balsamic
Organic tomato, grated bottarga, basil
Polenta cannoli, ricotta cream
Rosemary grissini
Franciacorta Ca’ Del Bosco ‘Cuvee prestige’ NV


Seabream crudo
lime, Tuscan extra virgin olive oil
young cress, edible flowers
Pieropan ‘La Rocca’ Soave Classico DOC 2018

Zucchini flower risotto
Italian Oscietra caviar
Pranzegg ‘Caroline’ 2017
[Ed. White wine from Trentino-Alto Adige
Made from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Viognier and Manzoni Bianco]

Pescato del Giorno
(seasonal market fish of the day)
Jeju scampi sauce, broccolini aglio e olio
cherry tomato

Australian Wagyu beef rib eye
caponata, shallot confit, balsamic vinegar sauce
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG 2014

Granita, Sicilian style berries
shaved ice

Chef Stefano’s assorted Italian pastries and homemade liquor

Espresso, Americano, or mint tea

The event ended on a high note with Chef Stefano’s homemade liquor and plates full of pastries that wowed everyone. It came as no surprise that Chef Stefano had considered becoming a pâtissier. His love for Italy, fine cuisine, pastries, and spirits shone through in this single meal.

Bravo, Chef Stefano, and thank you!

Soon Chul Kim
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