Amistà restaurant four-hand dinner and thirteen stars

On Thursday 12 October, the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà hosts a special night celebrating haute cuisine, great champagnes and art

An appointment that is renewed again this year in Valpolicella. On Thursday 12 Mattia Bianchi, Executive Chef of the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà, will welcome at the Amistà Restaurant – 1 Michelin star – his friend and mentor Enrico Bartolini, who with twelve ‘macarons’ is the most starred Italian chef in the world.

Mattia Bianchi welcomes Enrico Bartolini at Amistà Restaurant

The mutual regard between the two chefs led to the decision to organise this special evening. In fact, the chefs for the occasion have together devised a fine dining itinerary in 6 steps combined with the prestigious sparkling wines offered by Ruinart, the oldest Maison de Champagne in the world and synonymous with excellence since 1729.
The common vision of cuisine that starts from Italian tradition and revises it with contemporary taste and style, celebrating the territory, its excellences and seasonal ingredients are the inspiration for the 4-handed tasting menu on 12 October.

The welcome aperitif

The welcome aperitif includes a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs to accompany a carousel of intriguing appetisers prepared four hands by Chef Bartolini and Chef Bianchi.

The menu for 12 October

The menu will open with two delicious appetisers Capesante, Cecino Rosa and Watercress by Chef Bianchi (Ruinart Blanc De Blancs), and Albese of Wild Boar Almonds and Osietra Caviar (R De Ruinart Brut) by Chef Bartolini.

The first course by the ‘host’, Tortelli di Baccalà Uva Fragola and Foie Gras (R De Ruinart 2011), the second course will be a signature dish by Chef Bartolini Cod in black, Grano Saraceno, Perilla (Ruinart Rosé) followed by an unusual dessert by Bartolini: Zucca and Porcini

And to finish on a sweet note, there is nothing better than the Dolci Coccole prepared by the pastry chef of the Amistà restaurant, Pietro Recchia. These will be served in the hotel lobby, once the Salone delle Feste of Villa Amistà, amidst the contemporary works of art in the permanent collection and to the soundtrack of piano music.

Cost of dinner + Ruinart tasting
€ 360 per person

Useful info

🗓Day: Thursday 12 October – 7.30 p.m.

Amistà Restaurant

📍Via Cedrare 78, Corrubbio di S. Pietro in Cariano (VR) 
☎️Ph. +39 045 68 55 555 

Chef Mattia Bianchi

Mattia Bianchi was born in Pedemonte, in the province of Verona, on 8 November 1987. From a very young age he had very clear ideas about his future and decided to enrol at the Luigi Carnacina Hotel School in Bardolino (VR), where he graduated in 2005.

As soon as he had completed his studies, he began his professional experience as Demi-Chef at Villa del Quar Ristorante Arquade in Verona, under the guidance of Bruno Barbieri, to continue his experience at Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & SPA.

From 2008 to 2009, he was Chef de Partie at Villaggio Belvedere, a business he ran with passion together with his father, before flying to London where he took on the role of Chef de Partie at the Livermead House Hotel and immediately landed at the prestigious Cecconi’s Restaurant as Junior Sous Chef in February 2010.

In 2014 he concluded his London experience as Sous Chef at Bacco Italian Restaurant. Mattia thus decided to broaden his horizons even further and went overseas to establish himself in Australia, where he became Sous Chef of the brigade at Rockpool Dining Group in Perth, before moving to Brisbane and filling the role of Junior Sous Chef at Aria Restaurant. The Australian period will end in 2016 as Senior Chef Partie at Bentley Restaurant in Sydney. 2016 is the year of his return to Italy and Mattia Bianchi chooses to return to the places he loves better, the Verona area, at Borsari 36 as Sous Chef.

Since 2019, he has been Chef at Ristorante Amistà. Here he is able to assert and give life to his cuisine, which originates from the raw materials of the Veneto region, paired with typical products from all over Italy, combining local tradition with innovation and creativity.

Chef Enrico Bartolini

With twelve Michelin stars, Enrico Bartolini is the most starred Italian chef. Eight restaurants in Italy bear his signature: each of them expresses a method of thinking and working that is based on the enhancement of the territory, biodiversity and the talent of people.

A varied mosaic composed of unique pieces in Lombardy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto and Sardinia.

  • The Restaurant Enrico Bartolini*** on the third floor of the MUDEC-Museo delle Culture in Milan, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in the Lombard capital run by chef de cuisine Davide Boglioli
  • the Glam** in Venice (run by Donato Ascani in the luxury hotel Palazzo Venart), the Locanda del Sant’Uffizio** in Monferrato (in the Relais Sant’Uffizio and managed by Gabriele Boffa)
  • Anima* in the centre of Milan (inside the Hotel Milano Verticale UNA | Experiences managed by Michele Cobuzzi)
  • Il Fuoco Sacro* in the hills of San Pantaleo in Sardinia (inside the Petra Segreta Resort & Spa in collaboration with executive chef and patron Luigi Bergeretto)
  • Il Poggio Rosso* in Chianti Classico (managed by Juan Quintero as part of the Borgo San Felice Relais & Chateaux)
  • Trattoria Enrico Bartolini* in Maremma (inside L’Andana Resort and run by Bruno Cossio) and Villa Elena* in Bergamo’s Città Alta (under the care of Marco Galtarossa).

    Born in 1979, with twelve Michelin stars Enrico Bartolini is currently the most starred Italian chef, he was Brand Ambassador of EXPO2015, he is a member of Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE)®, of the Le Soste® network and, from November 2021, of Les Grandes Tables du Monde.He also collaborates with Skelmore Hospitality for the Roberto’s restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and with S&S Hospitality in Hong Kong for the Spiga by Enrico Bartolini and Fiamma.

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà 

The jewel in the crown of the Byblos Art Hotel is the Amistà Restaurant (1 Michelin star) led by Chef Mattia Bianchi and designed to blend harmoniously with the hotel: soft, warm lighting, pastel tones and a selection of works by contemporary artists to emphasise the singularity of the location.

Byblos Art Hotel VIlla Amistà

Awarded in 2019 in London at the World Boutique Hotel Awards as the Best Design Hotel in Europe and the World, the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà is part of the prestigious international brand Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà (5*L) is a unique reality in the international luxury hospitality scene and is located in Valpolicella, immersed in a 20,000 square metre park with Italian-style gardens, fountains and centuries-old trees.

Why Art Hotel?

Resulting from the renovation of a 16th-century Venetian villa designed by Alessandro Mendini, the hotel has 58 rooms (divided among various types). In each room in the great hall of honour are complements and furnishings by the most important international designers (including Giò Ponti, Eero Saarinen, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Gaetano Pesce) that harmoniously coexist with the contemporary art collection of more than one hundred works by artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Lucio Fontana, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Marina Abramovic, Damien Hirst, Sol Lewitt, Anish Kapoor, Andy Warhol and other emerging artists.