Chef Cortellini’s career has taken him from Abruzzo in central Italy to the Italian Embassy in the heart of London, and the recipes include dishes from all over Italy. The book gives insight into the workings of a diplomatic kitchen, and the dishes – especially those in the Aperitivi chapter – are ideal to cook for discerning guests.
from the publisher
From honing his skills at some of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in the Italian Peninsula, to cooking for Europe s most influential people and making the final of MasterChef: The Professionals, chef Danilo Cortellini s exquisite approach to Italian cuisine has led him to the kitchens of 4 Grosvenor Square, the Italian Embassy in London. Family recipes that have been passed down through generations, traditional regional delights and innovative creations combine to make up Danilo s menus. Amongst these pages, whether it s for a gala dinner, business lunch, cocktail reception or family meal, each dish centres on making the most out of Italian produce.