The team at Gioconda in Gabicce Monte, opening on Monday 21st of June. Left to right: Allegra Tirotti, Davide Di Fabio, Alessandro Fabbrucci, Stefano Bizzarri and Alessio di Iorio
In a week's time, on Monday the 21st of July, Davide Di Fabio will launch his future. Born in 1985 in Rho near Milano, and raised in Bellante (Teramo), his life developed along the Via Emilia (he spent sixteen years in Modena at Osteria Francescana) and the Strada Adriatic – his catering school was in San Benedetto del Tronto (in the province of Ascoli Piceno) and his kitchen is now in Gabicce Monte, also in the Marche but on the opposite side, in the north, in the province of Pesaro Urbino.
Dalla Gioconda – like Osteria del Viandante in Rubiera (Reggio Emilia), scheduled to open in September, with chef Jacopo Malpeli, – is an investment of Marco and Stefano Bizzarri. The father is president and CEO at Gucci's, the son is a restaurateur. All this with the support of Massimo Bottura. Davide said on a windy Friday, under a clear sky: «I have always had two dreams in my life, working at Osteria Francescana and having a restaurant. The first came true, now the second is about to. I arrived in Modena after falling in love with Francescana simply by reading an interview with Massimo in a magazine I found under a table at school. To me, it was a sign of destiny.
The music in the background was ballroom dancing from Romagna. Vinyl records, a bridge between past and future.
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Il nuovo menu dell'Osteria Francescana, denominato I’m not there, è una nuova interpretazione di piatti classici del ristorante modenese. Tutte le foto sono di Paolo Terzi
On stage in the Auditorium, Paolo Marchi and Gabriele Zanatta (who moderated the talk) together with the protagonists of Identità Talk: Giorgio Locatelli, Massimo Bottura, Brian McGinn and, remotely, David Gelb. All photos are by Brambilla-Serrani.
Carlo Cracco, Alberto Gipponi, Enrico Bartolini, Andrea Aprea, Massimo Bottura on Wednesday morning at the Hub of Identità Golose Milano at the preview of the Identità Milano congress, which will take place from 28th to 30th January 2023 at MiCo in Via Gattamelata (photo Brambilla/Serrani)