During the second episode of the International Chef Cup – #ICC15 – Italy vs France, the encounter between the Italian gastronomy and the French savoir-faire will take place, with the chef Stefano Cerveni, from the Due Colombe di Rovato restaurant (BS) and Julien Machet, who directs the Le Farcon, in the prestigious ski locality of La Tania/Courchevel.
The chef Stefano Cerveni gained a good part of his culinary experiences on the job, even though numerous travels and the opportunity to be taught by people such as Gualtiero Marchesi or Heinz Beck have given a substantial contribution to his professional formation. He’s been directing the Due Colombe for years, one of the most renowned in Franciacorta, in Borgonato di Cortefranca. He has recently been given the direction of the new Terrazza Triennale. The type of cooking that he is dedicated to is healthy, refined and cultural, complete, without being diminished by the fashion trends. A plate, according to Stefano, should therefore evoke emotions, eating it and in his case even hearing it; that’s why, he has created musical accompaniments for his specialties, confirming the all around pleasure that you can obtain from pairing art with food.
For the chef Julien Machet, every product cultivated or raised with love by a passionate person is a noble product. Her arrival at Le Farcon, in 2000, brought about a radical change to the menu, launching the small restaurant in the ski resort of La Tania towards new gastronomic horizons. The soul, the passion and the talent of the chef, on the look out for excellent, high quality, natural products with big flavor, have allowed her to guide La Farcon away from the beaten paths, towards a star studded journey. Careful to favor producers and growers who operate in environmental spaces that are in tact, Julien Machet proposes that it is possible to “awaken flavor” in a way that is accessible to everyone and not just to an élite.