Refettorio Ambrosiano: an example to follow

Parmigiano Reggiano supports Refettorio Ambrosiano, the new and ambitious project by the number two chef in the world, Massimo Bottura, in collaboration with Caritas Ambrosiana

Milan, 8 June 2015 - On Thursday, June 4, the Refettorio Ambrosiano officially opened its doors. This is a new project by chef Massimo Bottura, in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana, which for the duration of Expo 2015 will offer the more needy the chance of tasting dishes prepared by some of the most famous chefs in the world.

This is a project that combines the determination to limit food waste and, at the same time, meet the ever-growing need to help families and individuals. The Refettorio Ambrosiano, which will be located in the former theatre of the San Martino Parish in the Greco district of Milan, will be supplied with raw materials directly from Expo, through the recovery of discarded food such as overripe fruit, unsold dish portions, and unused and so-called poor and ingredients such as the rinds of Parmigiano Reggiano. The latter featured in the first dish prepared by chef Massimo Bottura, who proposed a spin on passatelli in brodo with the use of this totally natural ingredient so versatile in the kitchen.

"We are not doing charity work, we are giving an example". These words of Massimo Bottura encapsulate the spirit in which the Refettorio Ambrosiano project was conceived and will be run. Here cuisine meets ethics, but also art, thanks to the works in the hall which were offered by some of the most important artists and designers in Italy.
The three-star chef has been and will be supported in this project by the director Davide Rampello, the Milan diocese and Caritas Ambrosiana, as well as by many chefs who, during these months, will take turns in the Refettorio Ambrosiano kitchen creating and preparing new dishes for the most needy.
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