Stelle di Stelle – a feast of Italian fine dining at Harrods in London
The world-famous department store is to host a pop-up collection of Italy’s most celebrated destination dining rooms. From September 2014 to January 2015, Harrods welcomes five of Italy’s best restaurants to take up residency in the Knightsbridge store. Headlining for one month each, they will provide a special edit of their signature dishes.
With 13 Michelin stars between them, the acclaimed line-up is: Carlo Cracco’s Ristorante Cracco; Giorgio Pinchiorri and Annie Féolde’s Enoteca Pinchiorri; Gennaro Esposito’s Torre del Saracino; Enrico Crippa’s Piazza Duomo; and Enrico and Roberto Cerea’s Da Vittorio.
The pop-up collection, entitled Stelle di Stelle, is presented in association with Identità Golose, a culinary organisation with a mission to promote the best of modern Italian cuisine and showcase regional culinary excellence worldwide.
Taking inspiration from their restaurants’ settings in Milan, Naples, Florence, Alba and Bergamo, the chefs have used only the finest seasonal ingredients to offer diners a stellar experience of contemporary Italian cuisine.
Each chef has created a four-course menu, which can be paired with Italian wines and beers. Menus will be priced at £110 for lunch and £160 for dinner (£130 and £180 respectively, with matching drinks), with one lunch and two dinner sittings each day.
To book a table, call 020 7893 8700 (booking line opens from Friday 8th August. Bookings can be made 9am-8pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday). More information is available online at www.harrods.com. Table requests can be emailed to email@example.com when the booking line is closed.
Chef: Carlo Cracco. Restaurant: Ristorante Cracco (two Michelin stars), Carlo Cracco’s cuttingedge, cosmopolitan Milan dining room. www.ristorantecracco.it
Chefs: Enrico and Roberto Cerea. Restaurant: Da Vittorio (three Michelin stars), in Brusaporto (Bergamo) where the Cerea brothers share the kitchen. www.davittorio.com
Chef: Gennaro Esposito. Restaurant: Torre del Saracino (two Michelin stars), Gennaro Esposito’s 7th-century watchtower overlooking the Amalfi coast. www.torredelsaracino.it
Giorgio Pinchiorri and Annie Féolde. Restaurant: Enoteca Pinchiorri (three Michelin stars), Giorgio Pinchiorri and Annie Féolde’s famous Florentine dining palace. www.enotecapinchiorri.it
Chef: Enrico Crippa. Restaurant: Piazza Duomo (three Michelin stars), 39th on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, and the Alba residence of rising star Enrico Crippa. www.piazzaduomoalba.it
The event is sponsored by leaders in the Italian food and beverage industry, including Consorzio Tutela Grana Padano, Acqua Panna-S.Pellegrino, Lavazza, Birra Moretti, Ferrari and Molino Quaglia.