div>From 2020-09-29 15:30 to 2020-09-29 16:30Venue: ZOOM Online Webinar / Facebook Live
Special guest from Italy Viviana Varese Alice Ristorante (Milan), Head Chief
In 1999 she opened her own “Il Girasole” in Rodigiano. In 2007, she met Sandra Ciciriello and they opened “Alice Ristorante” in Milan. After being awarded 1 Michelin Star in 2011, she became Ambassador Chef at Expo Milano in 2015.
Viviana Varese’s cuisine embodies her personality, full of dedication and passion for cooking. It is a fusion of substance and color, while maintaining the balance between reason and impulse.
Special guest from Japan Masahiro Kasahara Sanpi-Ryoron (Tokyo), owner
Born in Tokyo in 1972, he grew up looking at his parents who run a yakitori restaurant. After graduating from high school, he trained at “Shougatu-ya Kitcho” for nine years before taking over his family’s yakitori restaurant. On the 30th anniversary the restaurant has been temporary closed and in 2004 Kasahara opened his own “Sanpi-Ryoron” in Ebisu. The name of the restaurant is based on the idea that “you don’t have to be liked by everyone. It is ok if only the ones who like your food and method comes to visit […]”. It quickly became a very popular restaurant, even hard to make a reservation.
15:30 Opening remarks by Davide Fantoni, Secretary General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
15:35 Cooking demonstration by Chef Viviana Varese
16:00 Cooking demonstration by Chef Masahiro Kasahara
True Italian Taste is an initiative promoted and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of the government campaign “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, coordinated by Assocamerestero, the association that brings together the 81 Italian Chambers of Commerce in world.