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Massimo Bottura, the Chef Behind the World's Best Restaurant, Is Coming to Australia

He'll take the stage for four exclusive Aussie appearances next August
By Libby Curran
November 29, 2018
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Massimo Bottura, the Chef Behind the World's Best Restaurant, Is Coming to Australia

He'll take the stage for four exclusive Aussie appearances next August
By Libby Curran
November 29, 2018
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He's one of the world's most renowned chefs, his three Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana claiming top spot on this year's prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list. And now, culinary powerhouse Massimo Bottura is swapping kitchen for stage, heading Down Under and travelling the country for a speaking tour next August.

Bottura, who you'll have spied getting wildly creative with his native Italian cuisine — and doing so to save thousands of wheels of parmigiano-reggiano — in episode one of Netflix series Chef's Table, is well-known for his storytelling, as well as for a deep love of art, music and history.

Audiences are sure to gain colourful insight into the chef's childhood, his life spent in the Northern Italian city of Modena, and the rich local history and culinary traditions that helped ignite his love of food.

Bottura will also share another of his passions, speaking about his own work in the fight against food waste and hunger. As founder of non-profit Food for Soul, which empowers communities to fight food waste and social isolation, the Italian chef's helmed a series of community kitchens and drop-in dining halls across Milan, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and London. He's long championed the idea that a chef's responsibility extends far beyond the kitchen and into their community, to help inspire global change.

MASSIMO BOTTURA 2019 DATES

Perth — Riverside Theatre, August 6
Sydney — The State Theatre, August 8
Melbourne — MCEC, August 10
Brisbane — BCEC, August 13

Tickets are on sale April 3, 2019. Register now for pre-sale.

Published on November 29, 2018 by Libby Curran

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