Founded by the journalist and food editor Paolo Marchi in 2004, the annual international gastronomic congress Identità Golose - organised by MAGENTAbureau in Milan - has quickly earned a reputation within the culinary world, as the platform on which globally acclaimed chefs meet to present and exchange ideas. In keeping with Paolo Marchi’s vision, it also offers an in-depth look at the innovation and direction of the world of cuisine, with a focus on quality and technique.
The annual Identità Golose in Milan,
inaugurated by Italian food writer Paolo Marchi four years ago, has become the pre-eminent event for avant-garde chefs…
(Time, 22 Oct. 2007)
Milan faces the world: eighty one cooking magicians to the test in a G8 of tastes
(Corriere della Sera, 26 Jan. 2008)
In just five years, Identità Golose has grown into one of the world’s leading culinary events, attracting top name chefs, global interest and delivering the latest news from the international restaurant scene.
Now, for the first time this popular gastronomic congress will be held outside Italy, with the launch of Identità London.
While Identità Golose presents to a more international forum, Identità London will focus on the best of contemporary Italian cuisine.
Renowned for it’s dynamic and multi-cultural restaurant scene, London is a natural choice for the expansion of Identità Golose and the UK event aims to highlight the quality of gastronomy emerging from Italy.
In the past four years, however, Marchi has probably accomplished far
idual chef for the good of his country’s cooking
by establishing a chefs’ symposium in Milan known as Identità Golose...
(Financial Times, 9 Feb. 2008)
The world Congress of chefs in Milan.
The masters of taste: four days of confrontations among chefs coming from all around the world.
The protagonists ? Seventy among the most famous chefs coming from Italy, Europe, United States, Brazil. Among them the Catalan star Ferran Adrià, the Basque Josean Martinez Alija of the Guggenheim restaurant in the Bilbao museum of the same name, the French Pascal Barbot, chef of the Astrance in Paris, René Redzepi, owner of the Noma in Copenhagen, Marcus Eaves of the Autre Pied in London ...."
(Corriere della Sera, 1st Feb. 2009)
Identità London will be launched at Vinopolis World of Wine – situated next to the Southbank’s historic Borough Food Market - on Monday 29th June and Tuesday 30th June. The event will not only showcase some of the world’s leading Italian chefs, but also the very best of Italian artisan producers.
The following is a list of the acclaimed Italian chefs presenting at Identità London 2009:
MASSIMILIANO ALAJMO, Le Calandre
CORRADO ASSENZA, Caffé Sicilia
MASSIMO BOTTURA, Osteria Francescana
MORENO CEDRONI, Madonnina del Pescatore
CARLO CRACCO, Ristorante Cracco
ENRICO CRIPPA, Ristorante Piazza Duomo
ANTHONY GENOVESE, Il Pagliaccio
ERNESTO IACCARINO, Don Alfonso 1890
NORBERT NIEDERKOFLER, St.Hubertus
GIOVANNI SANTINI, Dal Pescatore
EMANUELE SCARELLO, Agli Amici
CICCIO SULTANO, Ristorante Duomo
Special guests outside Italy:
ANGELA HARTNETT, Murano
GIORGIO LOCATELLI, Locanda Locatelli
RENÉ REDZEPI, Noma
ALEX ATALA, D.O.M. Restaurante