Exclusive Dinner Series: Regent Phu Quoc’s Culinary Magic

In a captivating gastronomic event, Regent Phu Quoc recently announced to host the celebrated Chef de Cuisine, Matteo Ponti, from the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Braci, which has been creating waves in Singapore’s culinary landscape.

This two-day extravaganza, scheduled for 13th and 14th October 2023, promises an unparalleled Mediterranean dining experience. Collaborating with Regent Phu Quoc’s own culinary maestro, Chef de Cuisine Daniel Huynh, Chef Matteo Ponti is poised to craft a series of exclusive dinners that will tantalize the senses.

A Rising Culinary Star

Exclusive Dinner Series: Regent Phu Quoc's Culinary Magic

Chef Matteo Ponti embarked on his culinary journey at the tender age of 15, working at the Michelin-starred Caffè Groppi. Over the years, he has established himself as one of Singapore’s most exciting chefs. In 2021, his culinary prowess earned him a coveted Michelin star for his restaurant, 28 Wilkie.

Now, he sets his sights on a fresh adventure at Braci and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to showcase his creativity and bold flavours at Regent Phu Quoc. Collaborating with Chef Daniel, they will orchestrate a two-night culinary spectacle at the Ocean Club Restaurant. Chef Matteo shared his enthusiasm, saying, “Phu Quoc is a new destination in my portfolio, and I am eager to explore all the flavours that this island is known for.”

A Feast for the Senses

Exclusive Dinner Series: Regent Phu Quoc's Culinary Magic

The highlight of this culinary extravaganza is the seven-course degustation menu that Chef Matteo and Chef Daniel will present. The journey begins with a hand-baked FOCACCINA and continues with a refreshing CARPACCIO featuring locally sourced Phu Quoc mantis shrimp paired with tram mushrooms, Phu Quoc pepper, and wild scampi caviar, among other delightful ingredients. Each dish is a testament to the chefs’ creative vision, paying homage to the natural characteristics of their meticulously selected ingredients.

Nestled along the pristine shores of Phu Quoc’s Long Beach, Ocean Club offers an idyllic setting with mesmerizing views and crystal-clear waters. This beachfront venue exudes a Balearic-inspired atmosphere, where guests can revel in a delightful array of Mediterranean cuisine and rum-infused cocktails. At the heart of Ocean Club’s culinary excellence stands Chef Daniel Huynh, a master of his craft whose passion and artistry shine through in every dish.

Exclusive Dinner Series: Regent Phu Quoc's Culinary Magic

Chef Daniel’s culinary journey began in Vietnam, where he developed a deep appreciation for the rich tapestry of local flavours. Drawing inspiration from his homeland’s diverse culinary heritage, he skillfully melds international influences with Vietnamese favourites. The result is a menu that features innovative and tantalizing creations, guaranteed to captivate the senses of all who dine at Ocean Club.

In conclusion, the collaboration between Chef Matteo Ponti and Chef Daniel Huynh promises a culinary experience like no other at Regent Phu Quoc. With their expertise and passion for crafting exquisite dishes, diners can expect an unforgettable journey through Mediterranean flavours against the backdrop of Phu Quoc’s stunning vistas. Mark your calendar for the 13th and 14th of October 2023, and prepare to indulge in a sensory adventure that will leave a lasting impression.

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