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Monday, October 6, 2014

Celebrated Italian Chef Massimo Bottura is Coming to Tosca Cafe on Thursday

Posted By on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM

click to enlarge Chef Massimo Bottura of Italy's Osteria Francescana.
  • Chef Massimo Bottura of Italy's Osteria Francescana.
Every year, S. Pellegrino releases a list of what they believe are the world’s 50 best restaurants. While some chefs, under the condition of anonymity, will tell you it is a popularity contest driven by restaurant PR teams, the list as a whole can still serve as a good guide, especially when used in conjunction with other restaurant ranking systems, like the Zagat and Michelin guides.

Which is why when the chef and owner of the restaurant that has won the number three spot on the Pelligrino list the last two years comes to the city, it’s an event you want to attend.

Massimo Bottura of Italy’s three-Michelin starred Osteria Francescana will be stopping by Tosca Cafe this Thursday, October 9th to celebrate the release of his latest cookbook by Phaidon, Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef. Bottura, a chef that has worked under Alain Ducasse and spent time cooking with Ferran Adria at El Bulli, has been a polarizing chef in Italy. To the dismay of traditionalists, his style seeks to modernize Italian cuisine in hopes of ensuring it evolves so future generations will continue to enjoy it, instead of forgetting and dismissing it as the cooking found in a grandmother’s kitchen.

The chef will be mingling with guests and signing copies of his book starting at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. As an additional bonus, Chef April Bloomfield of New York’s The Spotted Pig and new co-owner of Tosca, will be in the kitchen making canapes inspired by Bottura’s book for guests. Tickets, which are limited to about 130, are available via Brown Paper Tickets for $55, which includes wine, cocktails, along with the canapes. Copies of Bottura’s book will also be available for purchase with cash or credit at the event for $59.95.

Tosca Café, 242 Columbus.

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