Known as the world’s best chef from the three Michelin starred Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura is about to elevate the Indian culinary scene and how.
While the pandemic may have delayed his arrival, Mumbai is all set to welcome an icon of global gastronomy to its shores. Thanks to Masters of Marriott Bonvoy and Culinary Culture, the city now has a chance to experience the epicurean excellence of the world’s best chef – Massimo Bottura.
Coming from the land of fast cars and slow food, Massimo Bottura is renowned for recreating his experiences in Modena on a plate. The chef patron of two-time World No.1 and three Michelin starred restaurant Osteria Francescana in Italy is a revolution unto himself.
As part of the Masters of Marriott Bonvoy initiative, several legendary stalwarts of the food industry have graced India with their infinite wealth of knowledge and skill. This time around, Massimo will travel with his team from Osteria Francescana to cook two exclusive dinners for a rather eager gourmet community here.
“We created Masters of Marriott to reinforce our commitment to bringing world class hospitality and cuisine to India. Chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Mauro Colagreco, who we have partnered with in the past have brought their legendary skills and culinary genius into our kitchens teaching and interacting with our chefs and presenting their cuisines to our guests and loyalty members. We are extremely delighted to bring the globally recognized No. 1 chef – Massimo Bottura to the country,” says Khushnooma Kapadia, Senior Area Director of Marketing – South Asia, Marriott International.
The dinners are to take place on 15 and 16 April, 2022 at the St Regis Mumbai. If you were expecting a legendary menu replete with some of Massimo’s signature dishes, you’re in for a treat. Expect the whimsical with ‘Oops I dropped the Lemon Tart’, a dish created by mistake that eventually came to signify that though mistakes happen through life, they can be overcome and improvised upon.
“Namaste India! I can’t wait to be with you in your amazing country very soon. I’ve always loved India and its amazing people. Yes, people, more than food, it’s the people, I love the smiles and attitudes. I will be coming with my team from Osteria Francescana in Modena to cook two very special dinners for Culinary Culture and Masters of Marriott Bonvoy in Mumbai. I can’t wait to come and hug you all with a warm hug and beautiful food. Sending you lots of love from Italy. Ciao!” says the two-time World No.1 Chef, restaurateur and philanthropist.
Other exemplary dishes to be featured on the menu include ‘The Crunchy Part of the Lasagne’, a childhood favourite of Bottura, who ate only the crispy and burnt corner parts of his grandmother’s homemade lasagne. You can also expect to indulge in the ‘Beautiful Psychedelic Beet Not Flamed, Grilled’ , a dish that was created as a tribute to English artist Damien Hirst’s spin-painted canvases.
In addition to the magnificent dinners planned, gear up for an invite-only exclusive event. Catch Massimo in conversation with Vir Sanghvi, with the top Indian chefs in attendance to boot.