Gennaro Esposito - chef of Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense - is ready to go ashore on Capri Island, with a new adventure named Mammà: it will open next mid-June on the famous Piazzetta, proposing a Mediterranean/Caprese cuisine for 60 seats maximum. In the kitchen with Gennaro, his long-time sous-chef of Vico Salvatore La Ragione. Plus, in a place nearby Mammà, Esposito will run a pizzeria with a wood oven and 50 seats: pizza napoletana and fritti
5 July–29 September 2013, The Somerset House in London will host "Ferran Adrià and the art of food", a major retrospective exhibition on chef Ferran Adrià and the restaurant he built to become the world’s best. Charting the evolution of elBulli, the exhibition will feature an in-depth, multimedia display of each of the essential ingredients that make up the culinary creative mastermind of Adrià and his team: research, preparations, presentations
The fourth floor of Eataly, on the Ostiense neighborhood, hosts today the first edition of Roma Food & Wine Festival, a format following in Milan event's footsteps: from May 17th to 19th, Identità Golose and Merano Wine Festival will join forces to put together 15 chefs' dishes and hundreds of wines from 60 Italian winemakers, a three day event marked by gourmet food and wine. Click here to get all the informations you need
On Tuesday May 28th, 2.30 pm, at the Terme di Montecatini (Pistoia), Gualtiero Marchesi and Paul Bocuse, founders and honorary presidents of Euro Toques association, will award Sirio Maccioni, the New York Le Cirque's restaurant owner, with the first international prize Euro Toques Italia, created by new president Enrico Derflingher. "I'm happy to celebrate Maccioni, a maestro, un real, great maitre", already commented Marchesi himself
Arcangelo Dandini, chef/owner of L'Arcangelo restaurant in Rome, neighborhood Prati, will replace Enrico and Roberto Cerea in the Roma Food&Wine Festival, on Friday May 17th from 7 to 10 pm. Dandini will prepaire Pollo alla romana, Chicken Roman style
La Plage Resort in Taormina (Messina) is going to host five dinners signed by important Italian chefs: first appointment, May 21th with Pietro D'Agostino of Taormina's Capinera; June 18th with Angelo Sabatelli of Masseria Spina in Monopoli (Bari), July 16th with Paolo Barrale of Marennà in Sorbo Serpico (Avellino), August 6th with Marco Sacco of Piccolo Lago in Verbania and September 2nd with Roy Caceres of Metamorfosi in Rome
Massimo Bottura and Marta Pulini's dishes in Milan. You might taste them from May 17th to 25th at Caffè Carlyle in corso Garibaldi 84, Brera neighborhood. The Cafè will host the special temporary restaurant of Franceschetta 58, Modena's more easy-going restaurant of the notorious chef. Every dish in the menu will cost 15 euro; 45 euro for 3 dishes. Booking at +39.02.29003888 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food movement and of Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche in Pollenzo, and also a columnist of Repubblica newspaper, has just been awarded with the Birra Moretti award for spreading food culture, an important award that is part of Il Premiolino, promoted by Birra Moretti itself. Together with Petrini, other journalists were awarded: read who here
The name is Winter Garden by Caino and it's the new fine dining restaurant of The St. Regis Florence: the menu was conceived by Valeria Piccini, chef of notorious Da Caino in Montemerano, near Grosseto, while Michele Griglio is the executive chef. The wine menu is signed by maitre and sommelier Mirko Eutizi, together with Maurizio Menichetti. There's the intention to offer an authentic resume of gastronomic culture of Tuscany
A good news for Bergamo restaurant scene: M1lle Storie e Sapori, address viale Papa Giovanni XXIII 18, is the new place of Giampaolo Stefanetti, a chef who has worked for more than 30 years beside Cerea family, between Bergamo and Brusaporto. The cuisine, marked by affordable prices, is mainly fish-oriented, there's a wine-cellar rich with champagne and a little shop selling great products. Lighter menu at lunch, phone +39.035.4220121
Libera Terra, an association born to value properties that were confiscated to organized criminality, directed by Don Luigi Ciotti, just won the first edition of the premio Francesco Arrigoni, an award bearing the name of the journalist from Bergamo prematurely passed away. The prize will be given by wife Antonella and sons Dante and Gregorio next Saturday 4th, Francesco's birthday, in the San Pietro in Lamosa monastery, Provaglio, Franciacorta region
El Celler de Can Roca in Girona is the best restaurant in the world according to the World's 50Best 2013. Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca climbed over Renè Redzepi's Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, that ranked first on the last 3 editions. The podium is completed with Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana. Mugaritz of Andoni Luiz Aduriz in Errenteria, Bask Ccountries, ranked fourth. Fifth, Eleven Madison Park of Daniel Humm in New York
Massimo Bottura is the first chef in the history of World's 50Best Restaurant (12 editions) to climb up to the podium: Osteria Francescana ranked third. Behind, great news for 4 Italian colleagues: brothers Massimiliano and Raffaele Alajmo of Le Calandre ranked 27 (+5 on 2012), Umberto Bombana of Otto e Mezzo in Shanghai, China, ranked 39° (new entry), DavideScabin of Combal.Zero is 40th (re-entry), Enrico Crippa of Piazza Duomo, 41th (new entry)
Brothers Jordi, Joan and Josep Roca from restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, revealed in London all the details of El Somni, "The dream", a long-awaited culinary opera, a multi-sensorial gastronomic experience that will involve also videos, robots and music. It will be centered around number 12, inpired by XVII century French chef François Vatel and release together with audiovisual artist Franc Aleu. All the informations coming soon
Everything is ready at The Georgian, the fourth floor of Harrods di Londra, for today's Identità London superlunch. Protagonists of the supermenu: Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana, Enrico e Roberto Cerea of Da Vittorio, Carlo Cracco from Cracco, Gennaro Esposito from La Torre del Saracino, Luciano Monosilio of Pipero al Rex and Davide Scabin of Combal.Zero. Soon online all the pictures
Want to eat well, really well? Easier said than done, some may say. Still, at Acquapendente, to accomplish this is just a little something, like a little word... a Parolina, in Italian. In what candidates itself as the most remote gourmet restaurant in Italy (it's located at the crossing between three regions: Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, but bureaucratically clinging to the latter's ultimate slopes; and with a few kilometres of stomach twisting curves, just before arriving) Iside Maria Di Cesare, twice mother and doubly talented, earns extra points for Paradise. She is the front woman at La Parolina in Trevinano, a hamlet of Acquapendente, with the blessing of her husband, Romano Gordini, whom she met in the kitchens of La Frasca in Castrocaro Terme, a stop they shared on the way to learn the trade from the great. Now that Cupid has used his arrow and the name of Iside matches that of her partner in life and in business, even this iron woman – Roman in origin, with a Roman named husband – is part of the same club of stomach cherishers as her teachers, such as Heinz Beck and Salvatore Tassa.
Iside is all determination and smiles, no short cuts. Could you ever choose such a remote place if you wanted an easy life? Never! It's best to know that who visits you doesn't come by chance. And now that there's a Michelin star, the reservation book is always full. When Iside and Romano started their own business, however, over 6 years ago, it was hard. Love helped them a little – both the romantic love, and that for the table – and tenacity. And here they are, I&R, planning today a newer and sunnier Parolina, while the few tables will stay few, fewer than their many themed menus, something which says a lot about their attention to put the client at the centre of their horizon.
A trained confectioner, Iside is now at ease in the earthly kitchen of this area of central Italy, where the basic grammar includes elements such truffle, game, mushrooms and chestnuts. Iside, however, draws from the couple's family and traditional repertory for ragù sauce, broth, Sunday lunch inspired home made pasta; and from an international dictionary out of which the unfailing foie gras comes out. Under the entry “dessert” Iside, moves like a fish in its waters: there's a magic touch everywhere, even if she considers herself a “chocolate maker”. And let her do so.