Phuket – 6th June, 2019: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will host a fun-filled gourmet experience at Cucina Italian Kitchen. Our upcoming guest chef is Pasqualino Barbasso, a Pizzaiolo who cooks with passion he takes the art of pizza to the next level and in the most eccentric way. He held the World Championship for two consecutive years in 2001 and 2002 for Acrobatic Pizza. Chef Pasqualino’ signature pizza promotion will be available from Tuesday, 25th June to Saturday, 29th June.
Debuting in Sicily, this Italian chef is among the best acrobatic pizza makers alive, winning twice the World Championship of Acrobatic Pizza and making appearances in top-notch restaurants and hotels all around the globe. Chef Pasqualino has a mission to travel the world for his shows, impress the diners wherever he goes and leave all good memories in the hearts of others.
Join the theatrical dinner with two-time Pizza Acrobatics World Champion Chef, Pasqualino Barbasso, at Cucina Italian Kitchen. Chef Pasqualino will not only make you the most authentic and delicious Italian pizzas, but also perform his incredible dough-tossing skills that are sure to leave you spellbound.
June 25th – 29th : A la carte choice of Chef Pasqualino’s signature pizzas created by two-time Pizza Acrobatics World Champion Chef, Pasqualino Barbasso. Pizza prices start from THB 399++. His show will be starting from 6.30 – 7 pm nightly.
Chef will be showcasing how to twirls, spins, twists, juggles the dough in the air while diners enjoy sampling a selection of Chef Pasqualino’s pizza menu. Chef Pasqualino’s signature pizzas include:
Mediterranea: Tomato, Mozzarella, deep fried eggplant, Italian pork sausage, basil powder and sundried tomatoes
Piemontese: Mozzarella, Pakchong Veal, tuna sauce, capers and anchovies
Romana: Mozzarella, Porchetta, smoked Scamorza cheese, tomato confit and baked potatoes
Best: Mozzarella, Porcini mushrooms, Italian pork sausage, Parmigiano Reggiano cream
Veggy: Artichokes cream, truffle oil, Mozzarella, artichokes hearts, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Walnuts: Mozzarella, walnuts cream, toasted walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, Speck and Stracchino cheese.
June 26th: Cooking Class with Chef Pasqualino at Cucina Italian Kitchen. Chef Barbasso will show, explain and teach the white art of Pizza making; afterwards the guests will be invited to taste their own pizzas and Chef Pasqualino creations. Price is THB 1,200++ per person.
June 28th and 29th: The Clash of Italians at Cucina Italian Kitchen. The special dinner menu is created by 4 native Italian chefs from Marriott hotels & resorts. Among Andrea Genio, Chef de Cuisine of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa; Vincenzo Sorrentino, Chef de Cuisine of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa; Chef Michael Mulas, Executive Sous Chef of The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket and Chef Paolo Romano, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach, they will be cooking a degustation set in collaboration with Two-Time Pizza Acrobatics World Champion Chef, Pasqualino Barbasso for enhancing your memorable dining experience. The menu offers a spread of delectable Italian dishes revised by each chef into a more contemporary creation. Chef Pasqualino will be opening the night with a show and continue delighting our guests with his incredible dough-tossing skills that are sure to leave you speechless. Price is THB 2,500++ per person.
Cucina Italian Kitchen opens for lunch from 12.30 – 3.00 pm and dinner from 6.00 – 11.00 pm. For more information or reservations, contact our Food & Beverage dining experience team. Tel +66 (0)76 338 000 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Chef: Two-Time Pizza Acrobatics World Champion, Chef Pasqualino Barbasso, is a man with a mission, to make high quality Italian pizza and to do it in the most entertaining way. This 43 year-old pizzaiolo is among the most skillful masters of acrobatic pizza-making and is one of the most famous. Chef Pasqualino began his career working in his family’s pizzeria Il Falco Azzurro, in Cammarata, in the Sicilian province of Agrigento when he was a teenager. He was crowned World Champion Pizza Acrobat in 2001 and 2002. In the last 16 years Pasqualino has travelled around the world offering his stunning performances to enhance the quality and the good taste of Italian pizza made according to true Italian traditions.