GICO and CHIC: the fifth meeting arrives in the Dolomites

07 October 2019

The new meeting of In The Kitchen Tour, the BtoB tour organized by CHIC – Charming Italian Chef. The fifth stop took place on September 24th in Bolzano, at the restaurant In Viaggio – Tree Brasserie, home of Claudio Melis. For two years Claudio Melis has been CHIC associate and member of the technical committee of CHIC RESPECT, a project aimed at limiting the environmental impact made by haute cuisine restaurants.

The resident chef proved his worth bringing back to the Alto Adige County town a Michelin star after almost 50 years.

As usual, the meeting was focused on debates and a taste itinerary of the local food of excellence. More than twenty chefs improvised a course choosing the ingredients offered by the participating companies. Their stage was represented by GICO appliances, extraordinary equipment for successful courses.

The event ended with a “8-hand-border dinner”characterized by the blend of four cooking styles, four different philosophies, four local traditions, which are being developed mixing innovation and tradition.

The resident chef Claudio Melis together with CHIC associates Romina Cortese – Momi Restaurant in Nove (VI), Andrea Irsara– Chef of Stua Dla Là in Badia (BZ) and Accursio Craparo – Chef of Restaurant Accursio in Modica (RG) presented a menu that brought the guests on a journey among Italian tastes, from North to South.

The current and major theme about sustainability, supported also by GICO, characterized this gourmet experience. In fact, CHIC is now launching a project about environmental awareness in the restaurants of its members. Courses were cooked paying attention to reduce waste and using eco-friendly ingredients that give value to the territory.

Future meetings are now being organized…where will the next stop take place? STAY TUNED    


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