Identità with Selfridges and San Carlo Group for a great Viaggio in Italia

On June 27th an event on the rooftop of the iconic department store in London, with Negrini-Pisani, Féolde, Bowerman, Caputo and Assenza

24-05-2018

alto is the iconic restaurant on the rooftop of Selfridges in London and the location of a special dinner event: Viaggio in Italia 

Recently opened on Selfridges’ iconic rooftop, alto by San Carlo confirms its status as one of the capital’s finest new Italian restaurants by announcing a one-night takeover on 27th June by seven of Italy’s most renowned chefs.

Gathered together by the acclaimed Italian fine enogastronomic consortium Identità Golose, these talents, with no less than seven Michelin stars between them, will offer guests the opportunity to experience an unforgettable culinary journey through the most contemporary takes on Italy’s regional flavours and gastronomy. 

Against a backdrop of one of London’s most beautiful restaurants, the five-course Viaggio in Italia gastronomic extravaganza begins with Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani of Milan’s two-Michelin starred Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia - a restaurant which has pioneenerd the recent culinary revolution in Italy - before moving to Florence for a flavour renaissance with world-famous Annie Féolde and chef de cuisine Alessandro Della Tommasina fromthree-Michelin star Enoteca PinchiorriThe third destination on the menu is Rome, with Cristina Bowerman's cuisine that shook up Rome’s culinary tradition earning her a Michelin star at Glass Hostaria. The dinner will then head south to La Taverna del Capitano to immerse guests into the iconic citrusy and sea fragrances of Neapolitan riviera, brought to life by the one Michelin-starred Alfonso Caputo. The final destination is Sicily, where Netflix’s Chef’s Tablepastry star Corrado Assenza of Caffè Sicilia brings the proceedings to a close with a dessert created out of his local flavoursome and sun-kissed produce.

The dinner will see this extraordinary brigade take up residency in alto's kitchen to showcase an exciting new approach to Italy’s cuisine with a menu which takes a radical step towards new culinary horizons. 

Following the journey from north to south, the menu features Apulian cicerchie legumes puree with Valsassina cheese, smoked herring & fig mustRisotto with prawns, veal nervetti & liquorice powderRigatoni stuffed with artichokes alla romana, vignarola, bottarga & anchovy caviarSnapper in lemon leaves & smoked provola with toasted raisins and Double fiordilatte cream with Bronte pistachios, gin & wild thyme English custard cream.

Commented Marcello Distefano, Managing Director of the San Carlo group: «We're delighted to take part in this outstanding project that celebrates Italy's finest chefs and ingredients and mirrors our own long-held support for our home nation’s most celebrated produce. Above all, we’re proud to be bringing Viaggio in Italia to London in collaboration with Selfridges and Identità Golose, who both share our commitment to providing excellence. This is set to be an extraordinary dining experience».

Paolo Marchi and Claudio Ceroni, founders of Identità Golose. Identità Golose is a culinary organisation founded in 2004 by Italian food journalist Paolo Marchi and entrepreneur Claudio Ceroni, with a mission to promote the best of modern Italian cuisine, showcase regional culinary excellence and honour the leading Italian chefs worldwide. The first Identità Golose event was held in Milan in 2005 and it was soon followed by editions in London, New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles

Paolo Marchi and Claudio Ceroni, founders of Identità GoloseIdentità Golose is a culinary organisation founded in 2004 by Italian food journalist Paolo Marchi and entrepreneur Claudio Ceroni, with a mission to promote the best of modern Italian cuisine, showcase regional culinary excellence and honour the leading Italian chefs worldwide. The first Identità Golose event was held in Milan in 2005 and it was soon followed by editions in London, New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles

Paolo Marchi, co-founder and curator of Identità Golose with Claudio Ceroni, added: «We are excited to return to London to bring the pinnacle of contemporary Italian cuisine to one of the newest and most vibrant Italian destinations in the capital. Our mission is to refresh the image of Italian cuisine worldwide, and this is possible only by shaking up conventional canons while staying true to our heritage».

Hannah Bass, Director of Restaurants at Selfridges: «We look forward to welcoming guests to this truly extraordinary and exclusive event. It is such a privilege to host Italy’s top Michelin starred chefs for one night only here at Selfridges. We look forward to showcasing the very best of Italy’s seasonal produce and we are sure that our diners will be transported to Italy’s sunny climes as they enjoy fantastic contemporary Italian food in the beautiful setting of alto by San Carlo».

Viaggio in Italia will take place on 27th June from 6.30pm at alto by San Carlo, on Selfridges' 5th floor. Tickets are priced at £160 and can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/viaggio-in-italia-michelin-star-chef-dinner-tickets-42861464795