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10-04-2014

Henderson, a lifetime achievement

British chef Fergus Henderson just won the Lifetime Achievement Award, ahead of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014, taking place on the 28th of April at the London's Guildhalil. A meat maestro and founding partner of St. John, with several restaurants in London, Henderson has been awarded mainly because of the promotion of nose-to-tail cooking – the use of every part of the animal, which is now practised in many kitchens

30-03-2014

Ninth Festival Loiseau at Belle Mare Plage

Ninth edition from 30th March, at Belle Mare Plage, a resort of Constance group on the island of Mauritius, of the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau, ending Sunday 6th April. Six European young starred chefs and six young chefs of Constance group will cook divided into pairs, one cook from abroad one from here. In the jury, with madame Dominique Loiseau and chef Patrick Bertron, also Identità Golose with Paolo Marchi

25-03-2014

Helena Rizzo best female chef 2014

Helena Rizzo, chef of Maní restaurant in Sao Paolo, Brazil, is the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef 2014, according to the jury of World's 50Best Restaurant. Rizzo succeeds in the award to glorious colleagues such as Nadia Santini, Bask Elena Arzak and French Anne-Sophie Pic. The paulista chef will be awarded in London on next 28th April, the day when the 50 best restaurant's list will be officially announced

12-03-2014

Berezutskiy best Russian young chef

It's Sergej Berezutskiy from Moscow the best young chef of the year 2014 in his country. The title, awarded today at restaurant White Rabbit in Moscow by an almost entirely Italian jury, will allow the cook to take part to the S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup 2014, scheduled in Venice for next June. Sergej is the twin brother of Ivan, already a name in the panorama of young and creative Russian cuisine

24-02-2014

Nahm at the top of Asia

Bangkok's Nahm has been voted the best restaurant according to the S.Pellegrino Asia's World's 50 Best. The restaurant by chefs Thompson and Polsuk (recently seen at Identità Milano) ensues Tokyo's Narisawa, who ranked second this year. At the 3rd place, an Indian restaurant, Gaggan, based in Bangkok. Hong Kong's Amber ranked 4th and Tokyo's Ryugin 5th. With 17 restaurants out of the 50 China is the most represented country in the list

15-02-2014

Bonci and Cuttaia ready for Omnivore

Paris, France, March 16-18th: the next edition of Omnivore, the "100% jeune cuisine" cooking congress, is ready to start at the Maison de la Mutualité, rue Saint Victor. In between the French chefs, both promising and already successful - from Piège to Toutain; from Pierre Gagnaire to Guillame Monjuré -  the schedule will include two Italians: Pino Cuttaia from Sicily and bread-and-pizza chef Gabriele Bonci from Rome

31-01-2014

Italy-Thailand, a dinner at Trussardi

An important dinner will take place on Sunday February the 9th at Trussardi Alla Scala in Milan: resident chef Luigi Taglienti will host colleagues Dylan Jones and Bo Songvisava of Bo.lan restaurant in Bangkok, for a special meal organized together with Identità Golose. The tasting menu will include 6 dishes at the cost of 150 euro per person. For informations and bookings, alessandrolonghin-ext@trussardi.com, +39.366,6467249 

20-01-2014

Ice-cream: France wins, Italy second

France has just won the sixth edition of Coppa del Mondo di Gelateria, Ice-cream world cup, at Sigep in Rimini. The team's subject, led by Elie Cazaussus and composed by Christophe Bouret, Benoit Lagache, Jean Christophe Vitte and Yazid Ichemrahen was about “Leonardo Da Vinci's universe”. Italy ranked second with Stefano Biasini, Massimo Carnio, Marco Martinelli e Luca Mazzotta. Poland ranked third

03-01-2014

Luigi Nastri heads to Paris

Starting today, Luigi Nastri, always a chef of Settembrini in Rome, is the cook chief of Gazzetta restaurant in Paris. The former chef (and founder) Petter Nillson decided it was time to go back to Stockholm where his family lives. As Scatti di Gusto states, the Roman colony in Paris is now stronger than ever: after Giovanni Passerini at Rino, now it's time for Luigi Nastri

28-12-2013

Eater's best restaurants 2013

Pakta in Barcelona, Amass and Bror in Copenaghen, Carbone and Mission Cantina in New York, Chengdu Taste in Los Angeles, Edwins in Cleveland, Saltimporten Canteen in Malmö. Sweden, Vin Papillon in Montreal (Canada). These are just a few of many restaurants quoted into the traditional Eater's survey. The renowned food online magazine asked the opinion to several important food journalists and experts

16-12-2013

Gvci, Salicrù chef of the year

Ivan Icra Salicrù of restaurant Ronda in Dubai was nominated chef of the year by Gvci, Gruppo virtuale di cuochi italiani, an award estabilished to celebrate non Italian chefs cooking Italian cuisine abroad. Salicrù will receive a silver plate and will be invited to take part, next January the 17th, to the International Day of Italian Cuisines. The Italian dish they celebrate this year is Spaghetti with tomato and basil

12-12-2013

AltoGusto at Tivoli in Cortina

Dolomiti mountains are hosting AltoGusto, a gastronomic tour dedicated to cucina d'autore in the best restaurants of the area, with menu inspired by the theme "Cinema in the kitchen". On Friday December 13th, you can have dinner at Tivoli in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Belluno) with chef Graziano Prest and Cantine Ferrari, together with an homage to actor Alberto SordiAltoGusto will proceed then with 6 more dinners

02-12-2013

Happy birthday, Identità English

December 2nd 2012 – December 2nd 2013 – the English version of Identità Golose’s website turns one. During the past 365 days, Slawka G. Scarso’s team has translated as many as 410 articles in 28 sections, a great number of pieces to be added to the over 300 portraits of chefs and to the hundreds of recipes that have enriched the website from the start. This important project aims to increase the audience of enthusiasts far beyond the Italian borders

27-11-2013

Casa Vicina's 10th anniversary

Tomorrow night, great dinner at Eataly Lingotto in Turin. They will celebrate the 10th year anniversary of restaurant Casa Vicina - Guido per Eataly, one Michelin star. Together with Claudio and Anna Vicina there will also be chef Peter Brunel. Dinner is 75 euro per person, wines included, 8 courses from Potato cooked in argyle together with rice stems and trout eggs to an Inusual panettone. For bookings +39.011.19506840

19-11-2013

Bottura and the Operazione Parigi

It's called Operazione Parigi and it's a project that is "going to take Italian food culture to the gastronomic capital of the world", with lectures on excellence held at the Italian institute of culture taken by Massimo Bottura, the first promoter, together with 16 important colleagues: Uliassi, Cedroni, Esposito, Perbellini, Cuttaia, Sultano, Oldani, Romito, Alajmo, Cannavacciuolo, Cracco, Scabin, Beck, Crippa, Berton, Cerea and Niederklofer

 

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05-04-2014

Paris in five moves

Living la Ville Lumière through an unusual itinerary. A joy from breakfast till supper

Restaurant Derrière, at 69 Rue des Gravilliers, Paris. An unusual restaurant, in which you feel at home, literally. It is one of the 5 locations we recommend today, in order to enjoy an unusual Paris, far away from 3-starred restaurants and bistronomie places
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Restaurant Derrière, at 69 Rue des Gravilliers, Paris. An unusual restaurant, in which you feel at home, literally. It is one of the 5 locations we recommend today, in order to enjoy an unusual Paris, far away from 3-starred restaurants and bistronomie places


Leaving for Paris, for a few days. Diving into the beautiful: buildings, monuments, shops, streets, people. Enjoying every instant, step and view of the city and pairing all this with pleasant and tasty stops in some not-to-be-missed places to satisfy the appetite, the palate and lighten up the eyes.

Aperitif and dinner at Hotel Costes in 239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré, one of the central fashion streets in the French capital, with splendid buildings and window shops: here you can sip a glass of wine or a cocktail in an elegant living room and dine in the restaurant, in the veranda or in the other rooms, enjoying fine international cuisine dishes. Unfortunately the bill is surely affected by the context, but on a special occasion, the evening will certainly be unique.

L\'Absinthe, in place du marché Saint-Honoré
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L'Absinthe, in place du marché Saint-Honoré

A few steps away, beyond the marvellous Place Vendôme, there’s Place du marché Saint-Honoré, a lovely square-shaped square, with a building with large windows in the middle and, all around, places where you can lunch or dine or have an aperitif. Among these, L'Absinthe, is a bistro on two floors with small tables and a wood staircase, white tablecloths and coloured glasses, dimmed lighting in a warm and cosy setting. Outside there’s a veranda with tables to be enjoyed in the warmer months. Here you can find meat, fish, a menu ranging from tradition to innovative recipes and a good selection of wines served by the glass.

At 69 Rue des Gravilliers, there’s Derrière, an unusual restaurant in which you can feel at home (“the home away from home” is written in its website). The setting is that of an apartment – which you can enter via a typical inner courtyard at the back of a Moroccan restaurant – with tables set in the different rooms: dining room, sitting room and in the bedroom too. The decor is a mixture of styles and objects of different origins and periods: from the 1950s cupboard to the design lamp, to the paintings and bookshelves hanging on the walls, a table tennis in the middle of the central room – it is possible to play between one course and the other – and a 1961 Norton bike at the entrance, on the right.

It feels as though everything is wanted and the effect is that of being welcomed at a friend’s house: the idea behind Derrière, opened in 2008, was this one, exactly. The result was a pleasant and informal setting that invites you to relax and enjoy lunch or supper while forgetting you’re in a restaurant. The service is precise and timely, the menu includes creative French dishes but also some Italian inspirations in the first courses, though in a personal interpretation, a good wine selection and lots of creativity. The kitchen could not be open view.

The entrance of Angelina, in 226 rue de Rivoli
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The entrance of Angelina, in 226 rue de Rivoli

For lunch, on Saturday, under the first spring sun, a table at Le Rival, 20 Avenue George V. A short walk from the Champs-Elysées and not far from the Tour Eiffel, of which one could get a glimpse of the peak, it invites to enjoy a calm and elegant corner of Paris, tasting eggs and salmon, salads and other dishes for a quick yet pleasing lunch.

Finally, it would be a pity not to stop for a sweet break at Angelina, at 226 Rue de Rivoli (here are the headquarters, but there are other branches around town), established in 1903: you can taste delicious cakes including the not-to-be-missed Mont Blanc made with chestnut purée and meringues, hot chocolate, ice-creams, cakes and irresistible breakfast delicacies such as croissants and other pastries. This is not only a joy for the palate, but for the eyes too, pleased by the decorated walls, the ceiling, the decor of this historic tearoom.

Lisa Marchesi
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