The 22 Young Stars, awarded in the 2023 edition of the Guida di Identità Golose, taking a group photo at Teatro Manzoni at the end of the presentation
(all photos are by Brambilla / Serrani)
Number 16: the Identità Golose Guide to Restaurants with its 2023 edition arrives to cross an important milestone, in the year in which the Congress ideally came of age, with the 18th edition that ended just a few weeks ago. Identità Golose, with its founders Claudio Ceroni and Paolo Marchi, and the entire team that animates it, never stops and today officially presented the great work of almost 100 collaborators, coordinated as always by Gabriele Zanatta.
1196 entries (as illustrated in this article, with all the numbers of the Guide), 22 Young Stars (here is the complete list), 244 new entries among the restaurants reviewed, 174 in Italy and 70 abroad (here is the summary of new entries for 2023).
Host Federico Quaranta
Quaranta began by recalling the importance of the true meaning of the word 'Thank you', which is forcibly repeated many times during an awards ceremony: grace is the gift that people receive from God to fulfil their dreams and desires, and when we say thank you we acknowledge and return a gift that we have received. The host thanked Paolo Marchi, Claudio Ceroni and all of Identità Golose 'for your work. Perhaps you are unaware of the important role of the identity and cultural bulwark you represent. Today, restaurants are places of great importance, because in their kitchens, where there are masters who teach and pass on their principles to their students, you can find the model of the Renaissance workshops, so fundamental for the development of our culture'.
At the presentation, left to right: Claudio Ceroni, Councillor Tommaso Sacchi, Paolo Marchi and Federico Quaranta
On the 7th of June there will be the presentation of the second edition of the Guida alle Bollicine del Mondo the guide dedicated to Italian and international finest sparkling wines again in the form of a web app. A project conceived by Cinzia Benzi with Paolo Marchi, which, a novelty this year, will also be published in English to reach a much wider audience.
Announcing the first Giornata della Ristorazione (The Catering Day)
Finally, the last dates to mark on your calendar are those of the 19th edition of the Identità Milano Congress, as always hosted at MiCo in via Gattamelata: from the 9th to 11th of March 2024, with the greatest interpreters of Italian and international fine dining who will share ideas, perspectives and projects.
Among the 22 prizes awarded, a significant novelty this year was the recognition of the best Chef's Table, conceived in collaboration with main sponsor Ceretto. Three award-winners: Imàgo of the Hassler Imàgo Hotel, Rome (Best pairing Food & Wine), Authentica - Pepe in Grani, Caiazzo - Caserta (Avant-garde), Iyo Omakase, Milan (Most intimate and engaging experience). The protagonists on stage, together with Roberta Ceretto who presented the award
The authors of the 2023 Storie di Gola
Translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso
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Journalist, based in Milan. At 8 years old, he received a Springsteen record as a gift, and nothing was the same since. Music and food are his passions. Author and broadcaster at Radio Popolare since 1997, since 2014 he became part of the staff of Identità Golose
All the young stars awarded on Monday morning at Teatro Manzoni in Milan, on the occasion of the presentation of the Guida ai Ristoranti di Identità Golose 2023, now online
On Monday 27th March we presented the 16th edition of the Identità Golose Restaurant Guide