Park Hyatt Saigon appoints new chef at its Opera’s Chef de Cuisine

June 04, 2024 - 10:50
Park Hyatt Saigon has announced the appointment of Luca Cappellato as the new Chef de Cuisine at Opera restaurant.
Chef Luca Cappellato. – Photo Courtesy Park Hyatt Saigon

HCM CITY – Park Hyatt Saigon has announced the appointment of Luca Cappellato as the new Chef de Cuisine at Opera restaurant.

Originally from Italy, Chef Luca brings his passion for cooking and rich culinary experience to lead the culinary team at Park Hyatt Saigon.

Having nurtured his love for cooking in Milan, Chef Luca's culinary journey has taken him to various high-end Italian restaurants in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Macau.

He has had the privilege of working with renowned chefs such as Antimo Merone and Riccardo La Perna at the prestigious three Michelin-starred 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana.

Chef Luca's vision transcends borders, combining Italian traditions with innovative flavors inspired by Asia. His commitment to using fresh, quality ingredients reflects his belief in allowing the essence of his Italian heritage to shine through in every dish he creates.

With a focus on elevating Opera restaurant to become a premier Italian dining destination in the city, Chef Luca aims to offer guests an authentic trattoria-style dining experience. The restaurant, situated in the elegant surroundings of Park Hyatt Saigon, provides a perfect setting for business lunches and leisurely meals with loved ones.

Guests at Opera can indulge in a rotational lunch menu curated by Chef Luca, showcasing the seasonality and rich heritage of Italian cuisine. The restaurant's commitment to impeccable service, a sophisticated ambiance, and exceptional cuisine ensures that every dining experience is memorable for guests.

“Exposing the global palate to the depth and breadth of Italian cuisine often unexplored beyond its stereotypes is my lodestar. Together with my team, we aspire to elevate Opera restaurant to become the top Italian dining destination in the city and a must-visit for gourmets near and far,” said Chef Luca.

Park Hyatt Saigon, conveniently located overlooking the Saigon Opera House, offers 245 guestrooms and suites along with several dining options. In addition to Opera restaurant, guests can enjoy Vietnamese and French dishes at Square One, afternoon tea at Park Lounge, and experience vibrant nightlife at 2 Lam Sơn, making it a desirable destination for travelers seeking luxury and culinary excellence in Ho Chi Minh City.-- VNS