The first event sold out all the 65 places available in just a few days. It was the double-dinner planned for last April 7th. The twenty fingers involved were those of patron Viviana Varese, in her brand new home at Alice a Eataly Smeraldo and Cristina Bowerman of Roman restaurant Glass Hostaria. They are two female chefs but most of all they are two great friends who charmed the guests with a menu that debuted with a Warm lobster salad with mango, pink pepper and 'nduja, and ended with Universo: chocolate mousse, liquorish heart and saffron sauce.
The series of events all with female protagonists was created together by Paolo Marchi and Oscar Farinetti long before the opening of Eataly Smeraldo. The idea is that of reinforcing Italian cuisine in pink, concretely following Identità di Donna, a whole day dedicated to female chefs, which was part of the 2012 edition of Identità Milano. The aim is also that of enriching the series of articles in which we ask women to tell their story on this very website (among the many published, you can find the stories of Viviana Varese, Cristina Bowerman and Aurora Mazzucchelli themselves) with practical and craveable content.
The programme of dinners in pink at Eataly Smeraldo is still in its early phase. Here are the dinners that will follow:
Monday June 9th Antonella Ricci of Fornello da Ricci in Ceglie Messapica (Brindisi)
Tuesday June 17th Daniela Cicioni, vegan high cuisine
The dinners directed by Identità Golose in Italy and abroad, told by those present
This article is curated by Identità Golose, the publication that organises the international fine dining congress, publishes website www.identitagolose.com and the online Guida Identità Golose, on top of curating many other events in Italy and abroad