About vfallucca

Engineer, adopted Milanese, accidental Carioca, born Sicilian, Palermitan by grace of God

The World’s 50 Best: Le Calandre (Rubano)

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I choose to celebrate my 50th Birthday (50 years old!) in a special place: Le Calandre in Rubano, a suburb of Padova. Under the magnificent guidance of Massimiliano Alajmo (the youngest chef to be awarded 3 Michelin Stars in the … Continue reading

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it (Auschwitz-Birkenau)

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During my last business trip in Poland at Katowice I had the chance to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (about 30-40 min driving distance from Katowice). It has been a shocking experience, I do not have nothing to add to … Continue reading

Percorsi Stellati/Starred Journeys: Ron Gastrobar (Amsterdam)

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Recommended by my friend and colleague Richard, Ron Gastrobar is definitely a restaurant in contrast to what you imagine is a typical starred restaurant: his chef Ron Blaauw was for years one of the most popular chefs in Holland with its eponymous … Continue reading

Percorsi Stellati/Starred Journeys: Tokuyoshi (Milano)

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To understand the idea behind Restaurant Tokuyoshi you just need to read Chef Yoji Tokuyoshi ‘s quote in the restaurant web site : Yoji calls his cuisine “contaminated Italian cuisine” mixing his Japanese heritage with the Italian influences. I would also add … Continue reading