The Sukhothai Bangkok, a leading hotel located in the centre of Bangkok, has unveiled the exciting new La Scala, the Italian fine dining restaurant, following an extensive six-month renovation.
La Scala first opened its doors on November 24, 2002, serving classic Italian cuisine to food connoisseurs. The restaurant hosted a long list of Michelin and celebrity chefs who featured in 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.
The new La Scala is a triumph of innovative interior design paired with inspired Italian cuisine. Chef David Tamburini has come up with a menu that captures the essence of contemporary Italian dining.
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 Marvellous Moments”, where extraordinary moments engage patrons in a full sensory experience of cuisine, design, glamour and service.
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. It is used to emphasise the perpendicular line characteristic of Sukhothai architecture, and designed to harmonise the Italian nuances of La Scala with the design aesthetics of Thailand’s 13th century capital.