The world renowned chef Massimo Bottura has accepted Lateral Event’s invitation to collaborate in a ground-breaking public show to be toured in theatres across Australia in August 2019. The charisma, energy, charm, boundless creativity and determination to challenge are reasons enough for Massimo Bottura to be the world’s most in-demand chef. His restaurant, Osteria Francescana, has three Michelin stars and ranks number one on this year’s list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It’s located in Northern Italy in his hometown city called Modena, where the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born.
Massimo is known also from the Netflix original series, Chef’s Table. He pulls traditional Italian dishes apart, mines his memories and presents the familiar in unfamiliar ways. Audiences see hallmarks of Italian cuisine – tortellini, lasagne, risotto – but in completely new forms. On the plate they look like canvases of abstract expressionist painters.
Massimo Bottura is famous in the culinary world for telling the story of his childhood and life in Italy through his cooking, expressing themes of art, history, family, music and more. He is described as “poet, storyteller and artist as much as a cook”. Massimo’s love of art and music are evident in all he does. With the help of international artists and designers, he has whipped up support to feed thousands of the less privileged through his drop-in dining halls, elevated soup kitchens conceived to restore the mental and physical well-being of the food-insecure through contemporary design, inspired cooking, and thoughtful table service.
Massimo Bottura will take the stage at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday August 13, 2019. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday April 3, 2019.