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Michelin-star Chef Angelo Sabatelli set to serve an Italian feast

Titash Chakraborty -

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa welcomes Michelin-star chef Angelo Sabatelli to Italian restaurant Capri Court from Thursday January 24 until Saturday January 26, 2019 for three nights only.

Serving an exquisite Michelin dining experience at Capri Court, Angelo Sabatelli, who has earned a Michelin star award for his restaurant in Italy, is celebrated for his gourmet Italian cuisine inspired by the region of Puglia.

By the time he attended culinary college at thirteen years old, Angelo was already far more practiced and talented than his peers. But he was also working to make money for his family, which affected his attention in the classroom. ‘I was so tired from working in the kitchen that I started to miss school,’ he says. ‘I only just managed to pass my exams.’

The moment he finished his final exam, he ran all the way to the centre of his hometown Monopoli to take part in a cooking competition. One of his tutors was on the judging panel and couldn’t believe Angelo had sprinted the entire way just to enter on time. His hard work paid off, however, as he won first place — making him the youngest chef to ever win the contest — and continued to beat all the other entrants for the next five years.

Angelo Sabatelli’s cuisine is inspired by, and constantly draws upon culinary traditions of the past combined with an added dash of contemporary flavour.

Traditional recipes become new and exotic experiences become creative so that each dish is a feast, joy for the senses, and enrichment of the spirit.

Following his local success, Angelo travelled to Rome to work at Il Convivio, before moving on to the Hyatt Aryaduta in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai and Le Touessrok in Mauritius. Being able to experience these exotic cuisines, new lifestyles and different cultures was a fantastic opportunity for Angelo to pick up cooking techniques almost unheard of in Italy, but he pined for the flavours of Puglia. Despite this, he rose through the ranks thanks to his abilities and at one point he oversaw eight different restaurants.

His success did not lead to happiness, however — Angelo longed to return home and cook the food he fell in love with as a child and decided to leave Mauritius in 2010 to open his own restaurant in Monopoli.

Known as the most avant-garde chef in Puglia, Angelo Sabatelli toured the world via Monopoli, Rome, Jakarta, Hong-Kong, Shanghai and Mauritius before finally choosing the splendid Palazzo Romanazzi in Putignano where he celebrates his first-class Michelin dining experience in residence.

This visiting Michelin star chef is always looking for the opportunity to add more ingenuity to his cuisine and is happy to learn from and adapt cooking styles and inspiration from all countries where he has worked. He now looks forward to bringing his ingenuity and culinary visions to Capri Court.

Diners are invited to join Chef Angelo Sabatelli on this extraordinary culinary journey at the contemporary and stylish Italian restaurant Capri Court located on the seafront of Al Bandar hotel.

For three days, from wJanuary 24-26, 2019, Chef Angelo Sabatelli’s sumptuous à la carte menu will be available for guests to enjoy during this limited time only.

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