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La Vita è Dolce



Francesco Elmi

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Francesco Elmi was born in Bologna 23rd December 1970. It was his beloved aunt and uncle who introduced him to the art of pasticceria. For Francesco, entering the laboratory of the historic Pasticceria Calderoni of Bologna as a student marks the most important moment of his education. However, he also benefited from two other great maestri pasticcieri, Rolando Morandin and Emanuele Saracino, with whom he perfected his technical know-how and from whom he learnt the ethical rigor with which he lives his profession.

Since 1994, he has been the advisor of Fabbri Spa, and as such is responsible for the courses of qualification and practical demonstration and actively collaborates in the research and development of the new semilavorati dolciari – semi-elaborated confectionaries – which are indispensable for the qualitative perfection of the production of pasticciere and gelatiere (ice cream making) confectionary. Francesco also collaborates with the Carpigiani Gelato (Ice cream) University of Bologna as a teacher and advisor, and this experience has endowed him with further technical wealth. Francesco Elmi possesses an operative familiarity together with the ability to transmit his own know-how that is essential to the pasticciere of talent. He is also the proprietor of the pasticceria Tiffany in Castel San Pietro, Province of Bologna, where he gives full expression to himself and his creative ideas in the art of confectionary.

 

La Vita è Dolce launched at Tuttofood

 

Tuttofood

Itchefs-GVCI initiative LA VITA È DOLCE has been launched at Milano Tutto Food 2009 edition. The delegation of chefs, headed by Rosario Scarpato, included Donato de Santis (Buenos Aires), Elena Ruocco (Event Coordinator, Rio De Janeiro), Francesco Elmi (Executive Pastry Chef) and Igor Macchia (La Credenza Restaurant, Turin). The CEO of Fabbri 1905, Nicola Fabbri, the main supporter of the event took also part of the launch.

 

 

What’s La Vita è Dolce – The Map

Map

Pasticceria or pastry is an essential part of Italian cuisine and “La Vita è Dolce” is an initiative promoted by itchefs-GVCI for the appreciation of Italian pasticceria around the world. It aims at promoting the sweet end of the meal experience, a traditional expression of Italian amenities and good living, at the centre of which is found il dolce, the dessert, accompanied by wines, liqueurs and coffee.

La Vita è Dolce is a ride around the world in 20 sweet-steps. In each one a GVCI chef, of a renowned Italian restaurant, presents a dessert (dolce) of Italy’s great pasticceria tradition, according to the original recipe but in an upbeat and creative way. Each restaurant will have the dessert as a special on its menu for a week. See the calendar below. During that same week, you will find here, on itchefs-gvci.com, the video with the step-by-step recipe of the basic traditional dessert, executed by head pastry chef, Francesco Elmi, articles on the history of each dessert, curiosities and, moreover, the interpretation of the dessert made by a talented chef working abroad. Francesco Elmi realised the recipes in the laboratories of Fabbri 1905, in Bologna. The historic Italian company is also the main sponsor of this initiative.

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Despite the fact that Italian cuisine enjoys a great success around the world, its excellent pasticceria has suffered negligence for too long and has been delegated to a non-important position, when not contorted or outright faked. The objective of La Vita è Dolce is to reassert the authenticity of il dolce and to save it from excessive and unnecessary falsifications.

 

La Vita è Dolce – The calendar

DATE

STEP

CHEFS AND RESTAURANTS

DOLCE

12 June 2009

ITALY

LAUNCH AT MILAN TUTTO FOOD

 

18 - 24 June 2009

ITALY

Giovanni Grasso

Igor Macchia, La Credenza Restaurant, San Maurizio Canavese, Turin

PANETTONE

25 June – 01 July

FRANCE

 

Giorgio de Chirico, Findi Restaurant, Paris

TIRAMISU

02 - 08 July

GERMANY

Sante de Santis,

Er Cuppolone Restaurant, San Pietro Gastro, Stuttgart

ZEPPOLE

09 – 15 July

RUSSIA

Pietro Rongoni, Alessio Gini y Ezechiele Barbuto

Piccolino Restaurant, Pagiarski Periulok n.15, Moscow

TIRAMISU

16 – 22 July

JAPAN

Andrea Tranchero, Ristorante Armani, Tokyo

TORTA CAPRESE

23 -29

July

HONG KONG

Vittorio Lucariello, Angelini Restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

SFOGLIATELLA

 

30 July –

05 August

CHINA

Vincenzo Pezzilli

Piazza Italia Restaurant - Beijing

SEMIFREDDO

06-12 August

INDIA

Giovanna Marson, Prego Restaurant at the Taj Coromandel Hotel, Chennai

PANNA COTTA

13 – 19 August

TAILANDIA

Gianni Favro

Gianni Restaurant, Bangkok

BABÀ

20 – 26 August

INDONESIA

 

Mario Caramella

Hyatt Hotel, Bali

ZABAGLIONE

27 August – 02 September

AUSTRALIA

Gianmaria Morelli Palato Gelato, Noosa, Queensland

GELATO

03 – 09 September

USA

Carolina Perego

Ristorante Via Montenapoleone, New York, NY

CASSATA

10 – 16 September

BRAZIL

Francesco Carli Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

TORRONE

 

17 – 23 September

ARGENTINA

Donato de Santis

Bruni Restaurant, Buenos Aires, Cap Fed

CANNOLO SICILIANO

24 – 30 September

SOUTH AFRICA

Giorgio Nava,

95 KEEROM Restaurant, Cape Town

ZUPPA INGLESE

01 - 07 october

BAHRAIN

Christian Frigo

Primavera Restaurant at Ritz -Carlton Hotel

TORTA DELLA NONNA

08 – 14 october

TURKEY

Daniel Evangelista

Ristorante Mezzaluna, Ankara

PANETTONE

15 – 21 october

ITALY

Francesco Elmi

Fabbri 1905 Bologna

Final Event

 

 
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