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Chef Andrea Mugavero: A forerunner of quality Italian Cuisine in Dubai

If Dubai today is a city with a burgeoning Italian Cuisine, to the point of hosting its World Summit, the most important Italian culinary event outside Italy, it’s also due to people as Andrea Mugavero, Executive Chef of Roberto´s, the high successful Italian restaurant. For many years Andrea has been a pioneer of quality Italian Cuisine in Dubai and the UAE. Before Roberto’s he was the Chef of Bice in the Hilton Hotel, one of the first Italian restaurants in the Emirates, which opened in the first years of the current century.

”It was another Dubai, not the New one of nowadays”, remembers Andrea, “we had to introduce almost all the good Italian ingredients, there was very little here”. Chef Mugavero arrived here after four years in Istanbul and two in Marbella (Spain), always with the Bice group. He was still young but had plenty of experience: from the first jobs in his native Sicily he went to Montecarlo, where had the responsibility of the first brigades.

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Master Cooking Classes

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER
10.30 – 12.30


EMIRATES ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY

MASTER COOKING CLASS

With the special appearance of

The cuisine of chef EMANUELE SCARELLO – AGLI AMICI Restaurant (UDINE)

Michelin

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER
11.30 – 13.30


MIELE APPLIANCES SHOWROOM

MASTER COOKING CLASS

With the special appearance of

The cuisine of chef MARCO SACCO – Piccolo Lago Restaurant (Verbania)

Michelin

SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER
11.30 - 13.30


MIELE APPLIANCES SHOWROOM

MASTER COOKING CLASS

With the special appearance of

The cuisine of chef OLIVER GLOWIG - Oliver Restaurant Rome

Michelin

14.30 - 18.00


EMIRATES ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY

ITALIAN CUISINE AND MEDITERRANEAN DIET
INGREDIENTS, TECHNIQUES AND TRENDS


AN EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP FOR CHEFS, RESTAURATEURS AND HOSPITALITY OPERATORS

 

Massimiliano Alajmo was the Special Guest at the Summit´s Opening

Massimiliano Alajmo

The Summit opened Wed 6 with an unprecedented Gala Party that had as a Special Guest Chef Massimiliano Alajmo,  chef of Le Calandre (Rubano – Padova), the world’s youngest three-star Michelin chef, is esteemed by both his clients and peers for his clever interpretation of traditional Italian flavors. Born in 1974, Max came into the world with an innate culinary and cultural curiosity. Together with his brother Raffaele (Raf), he is a part of the fifth generation of the Alajmo family self-employed as chefs and restaurateurs. His guests can experience his conceptual, yet playful cuisine in a multi-sensory context. Today, Max manages the kitchens of the Alajmo family’s three fine-dining restaurants – Le Calandre, La Montecchia and Quadri, as well as their three bistrots – Il Calandrino, abcMontecchia and abcQuadri.

Monica De Rosa McKay

As a very special feature during the Gala Party, the wonderful opera singer Monica De Rosa Mc Kay made a presentation. Disciple of Pavarotti himself Mc Kay had the opportunity of singing to celebrate Italian National Day in the UAE and stated: "Opera and Italy are one and the same thing. Celebrating our national day with opera is like putting on a display of one of the most beautiful parts of our musical culture."

 

White Truffles Festival

Truffle

From 7 to 10 November 2013 the Restaurants participating into the Italian Cuisine World Summit will feature in their Menus a special WHITE TRUFFLE dish that will be prepared by their Summit Guest Master Chefs. November is the Italian white truffles´ season so the Summit is a great opportunity to enjoy them at their best. Stay tuned for the list of restaurants and dishes featured in the event.

 
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