At Identità Milano, French cuisine superstar Yannick Alléno participated in Identità di Pasta, in collaboration with Pastificio Felicetti. He also held a lesson in the Auditorium, and on this occasion too, he presented a pasta-based dish
The sense of Yannick Alléno for pasta is the tribute of a French "Monsieur", with a capital M, to Italian gastronomic culture. It’s not that often that a prestigious French chef puts himself at the service of pasta, the way Alléno did twice in the latest edition of Identità Milano.
«Italy and France are two neighbouring countries and they should join forces because they have many things in common worth sharing», said the chef with three stars at Pavillion Ledoyen in Paris and three at Cheval Blanc in Courchevel.
Yannick Alléno and Riccardo Felicetti
«I was lucky enough to have 32 chefs in my kitchen who are now starred», he points out with pride. Indeed Alléno is not just the chef who through research revolutionised and updated the concept of “sauce” in French gastronomy. He’s also the kind of chef who’s not afraid to say: «There’s plenty of cooks who are much better than me».
Alléno with Eleonora Cozzella, who presented Identità di Pasta
It is no coincidence that his chef adjoint at Pavillion Ledoyen is Martino Ruggieri, who’ll represent Italy in the European finals of the Bocuse D'Or, a competition where precise techniques and gestures are essential. «I hope he’ll win», said the chef with a smile, knowing very well that Ruggieri has perfectly mastered that precision.
Alléno with Maddalena Fossati, who presented his lesson in the in Auditorium
Egg marinated in white wine vinegar
Timbale of pasta with morels, foie gras and black truffle
Spaghetti mixed with egg yolk marinated in white wine vinegar
A concept that he then applied in Paris too, in 2014 at Pavillion Ledoyen, in the heart of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. A restaurant opened in 1792, now dominated by Alléno’s modern French cuisine.
Translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso
A journalist from Catania, now in Milan, she was born in 1966. «I travel, meet people and tell stories on Volevofareilgiornalista» and on numerous other publications
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