A JAPANESE-ITALIAN DINNER AT “L’ARTE”, FEATURING FERRARI TRENTO

A JAPANESE-ITALIAN DINNER AT “L’ARTE”, FEATURING FERRARI TRENTO

Milan, 26th May 2015. The Orazero team saved the date for this unique Japanese-Italian dinner at the restaurant L’ARTE, featuring the FERRARI spumante. Here it is our creative review, that is exactly what the chefs offered to the guests.

What you inherit from your parents, earn it daily in order to possess it”,  Goethe.

This quote is one of the best and truest things we have ever read and so perfectly fit when it comes to introduce one of the most important sparkling wine made in Italy, the FERRARI, actually an iconic wine for the Italian countless triumphs .

As well known, there are so many plans afoot to launch different initiatives. Then during this period of the year in the name of the EXPO and its hosting town, the FERRARI sealed another symbolic union between the Japanese chef Shinichiro Takagi, owner of the highly acclaimed ZENIYA restaurant in Kanazawa, and Gennaro Immobile, the Italian executive chef at the restaurant L’ARTE in Via Alessandro Manzoni, just located in the prestigious fashion area where the event took place.

ANY BUBBLES? THE FERRARI SPUMANTE, THE LINK BETWEEN THE SUN COUNTRIES.

We tasted a unique serving of Japanese and Italian dishes but far away from defining that as “fusion”; actually the fashion label does not suit at all since that we experienced something totally different: indeed, the served food was a real artwork, the colours and flavours in such a perfect proportion, further intensified by matching the right wines, according to the FERRARI classic method.

Matteo Ferrari e lo chef Shinichiro Takagi, Cena FERRARI TRENTO, presso L'Arte, OraZero

This special artwork is the result of a interesting exchange between the Land of the Rising Sun and our country, to be precise, between the renowned ZENIYA restaurant located in Kanazawa, the prefectural capital of Ishikawa Prefecture in the central part of the mainland of Japan, and the CAPRI PALACE HOTEL, situatd in one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Campania, a white architecture typical of the Mediterranean area, surrounded by the sea, everywhere and all around. It is just the sea the powerful draw to this international celebration of culinary diversity and the chefs, acting like proper skilled sailors, served their best sea-food dishes.

KAISEKI: THE ART OF TASTING

Matteo FERRARI introduced the event drawing our attention to KAISEKI in order to experience and appreciate this culinary exchange to its best. The Japanese terms KAISEKI refers to the meal that the host of a Cha No Yu  gathering serves to the guests before a ceremonial tea and normally served on individual lacquered trays. Shinichiro Takagi is the best representative masterchef of this traditional multi-course Japanese dinner and brilliantly promotes his Kaiseki-inspired cuisine for an international audience.

Cena FERRARI TRENTO, presso L'Arte, OraZero

The servings, made of rice, miso and fish, are simple but utterly delicious: they keep the soul and the balance typical of the Japanese hospitality according to guest needs and seasons, too. The prized degustation have been paired with a special Italian wine, the FERRARI indeed, thanks to the bold suggestion of the sommelier:

It is all about wine pairing and how the right combination can really take the food and wine to the next level.

Well, things really got exciting when the first serving arrived! See below a set of pictures which celebrate these exclusive artworks calling to our mind other kind of masterpieces and for sure, real ambassadors worldwide.

The trait d’union between East and West worlds send us back to the artistic remake of the British fine artist Emily Allchurh and her works which are a showcase of a collage, a sort of “Tokyo Stories”: a tons of pictures taken in urban environments today, paying homage to the Japanese society and customs. Here it is the menu that reveals the multisensory experience we enjoyed last night:

Cena Ferrari Trentodoc, OraZero

The overhanging branches of cherry trees leaning down the Tokyo Rainbow Bridge remind us that watery delicacy while tasting some Bruschetta with mozzarella (fior di latte) and anchovies. Chef Gennaro Immobile – suggested wine Ferrari Perlé, 2008 Trento DOC.

Tokyo-Story-5-Cherry-Blossom-after-Hiroshige, Emili Allchurch

Lively but gentle Red Tuna Tataki Chirizu paired with Ferrari Rosé Perlé, 2008 Trento DOC. Chef Shinichiro Takagi.

Tonno rosso, cena FERRARI TRENTODOC, OraZero

tokyo-story-8-emily-allchurch1

Standing peacefully alone just like a lush lotus flower the Wanmori Ebishinjo, a soup with Japanese ravioli filled with shrimps and white fish. Chef Shinichiro Takagi – suggested wine Ferrari Rosé Perlé, 2008 Trento DOC.

Cena FERRARI TRENTODOC, OraZero

Tokyo-Story-1-Lotus-Garden-After-Hiroshige

These Tortelli with creamy fava beans and urchins keep the breezy perfume of the sea. Chef Gennaro Immobile – best wine to pair Ferrari Perlé Nero, 2007 Trento DOC.

Cena FERRARI TRENTODOC, OraZero

Night Harbour, Tokyo Stories, Emily Allchurch

The top-quality dish that well performs in perfect harmony this blended gastronomy is the Nodoguro Kinome Yaki, a fish perch from the Sea of Japan grilled on pepper leaves. Chef Shinichiro Takagi – suggested wine Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore, 2004 Trento DOC (a truly excellent wine!).

Cena FERRARI TRENTODOC, OraZero

Willow Landscape (After Hiroshige), Emily Allchurch - Tokyo Stories

Last but not least this sweet delicious and light lemon cream with almond biscuit accompanied with buffalo mozzarella ice-cream that recalls the subtle silk of a precious kimono. Chef Gennaro Immobile – suggested wine Ferrari Maximum Demi-sec Trento DOC.

Cena FERRARI TRENTODOC, OraZero

Tokyo Story 4: interior by Emily Allchurch

Read here this article in Italian

Italian Words by Elisa Da Rin Puppel

English Translation by Alessandra Rovetta

Pictures by Stefano Adami

Images of the art works by Emily Allchurch

 

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