The Sukhothai Bangkok, a leading hotel in Thailand located in the centre of Bangkok, unveils the exciting new La Scala, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant on November 17, 2017, marking the return of the award-winning restaurant to own centre stage in Bangkok’s culinary scene, following an extensive 6-month renovation.
La Scala first opened doors on November 24, 2002 serving classic Italian cuisine to food connoisseurs in a setting of innovative interior design. The first in Bangkok to introduce internationally-acclaimed guest chefs to local gourmands, La Scala was the second home to a long list of Michelin and celebrity chefs featured in the Sukhothai’s signature series “The Art of Dining”. The restaurant has since served 220,000 guests from around the world in its 15 years of operation.
Unique, one of a kind and clearly in a class of its own, the new La Scala is a triumph of innovative interior design paired with inspired Italian cuisine. Chef David Tamburini introduces a menu that is “Italian Fine Dining”: Pure, traditional Italian recipes with unparalleled creative flair, a veritable culinary tour de force that captures the essence of contemporary Italian dining.
Interior design distinguishes the new La Scala
Light and contemporary, the new La Scala exudes the style, luxury and confidence that promises to surpass the success of the former La Scala.
Drawing inspiration from its namesake the grand La Scala Opera Theatre in Milan, the concept for the new La Scala is “The Great Theatre for Marvelous Moments”, where extraordinary moments engage patrons in a full sensory experience of cuisine, design, glamour and service. Space is designed to stage the culinary team’s performance, showing the chef as their lead performer. At this point, the “lead role” belongs to the guests, who eagerly anticipate moments of pleasure as they take their cues from the wide open theatre-like kitchen.
The shimmer of mosaic tiles complements a new bar and a well-presented grand wine cellar that covers an entire wall as one of the focal points. In keeping with the attention to detail that makes La Scala special, great care is taken to ensure that the extensive wine list offers options most suitable to match menu offerings.
The most characteristic design feature is the oval ceiling at the centre. The perfectly balanced layout alludes to the La Scala Opera Theatre, with five black pillars connecting the oval ceiling to the open kitchen space. The contrast of the black colour and the traditional relief on the pillars present a fine balance of lightness and heaviness, with the symmetry and overall colour scheme reminiscent of the theatre’s interiors.
Another new addition is a private dining room, set off from the main dining area by translucent screens that offer space that is at once enclosed yet light and airy.
The white walls of the reception area and pizza kitchen are clad in Bianco Carrara, a famous marble from Italy. Is it used to emphasize the perpendicular line characteristic of Sukhothai architecture, and designed to harmonize the Italian nuances of La Scala with the design aesthetics of Thailand’s 13th century capital.
The interiors are designed by spinoff co., ltd. in Tokyo, widely acclaimed for spaces that provide a calm, quiet atmosphere where people can feel comfortable amid a delicate balance created by carefully selected materials and well-edited design.