Danilo Cortellini, Head Chef of the Italian Embassy in London and Masterchef The Professionals 2015 finalist, will welcome for a 4hands pop-up dinner the talented Nick Bennett, Sous-Chef of the Restaurant "56" and a fellow Masterchef The Professionals 2015 finalist!
More infos on Danilo here: www.danilocortellini.com/about
Nick, originally from Leamington Spa, after Stratford upon Avon Culinary College, had an intense training in some of the most renewed Michelin-starred restautants in the UK and was appointed Sous Chef at the Restaurant "56" by Chef Andrew Scott in 2014.
The Restaurant "56" was awarded 3 AA rosettes in October 2015, placing it in the top 10% of restaurants in the country. Simultaneously the restaurant also won the Best Gastronomic Restaurant at the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards.
More infos on Chef Nick Bennett and the Restaurant "56" here: www.Restaurant56.co.uk
Once opponents in the Masterchef competition, the two chefs developed their friendship due to the mutual interest in each other cuisine and will now come together for an exclusive “chef table”, four course with wine pairing dinner, where you will have the chance to see the action with no “walls” between you and the chefs, in the marvellous venue of the "Sicilian" kitchen at Venturi’s Table for a social fine dining experience.
For this dinner, Danilo decided to devolve part of the profit to the St. Peter's Project of the Italian church in London. More info at: http://www.italianchurch.org.uk/st-peters-project/.
Canapé with a glass of bubbles
Maximum Brut Trento DOC, Ferrari
Salmon Mi-Cuit, Violet potato mousse, Watercress, Salted lemon
Albizzia Chardonnay 2014, Frescobaldi
Asparagus Risotto with Sicilian red prawns
Veal cheeks “Pizzaiola”
Rosso di Montalcino 2012, Mastro Janni
Cherry and Pistachio cheesecake, Cherry sorbet, Cookie crumb
Ventus Moscato di Sicilia IGT 2013, Astoria