With just over a month before World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, an event sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, FDL will be taking a look back at some of the chefs and restaurants that have featured both on the list and finedininglovers.com.
The first was the Spanish chef, Juan Mari Arzak, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and today we're moving to Italy to meet with chef Davide Scabin from the Combal.zero restaurant in Turin.
Scabin was 28th on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2011 after rising 7 places from 2010. His restaurant is set within the sprawling landscape of the Rivoli castle where he trains his team, who he affectionately refers to as 'wolves'.
He is known for a his “gem” salad made from six different kinds of tortelli, or his “cold fusion” dessert made up of twenty-six different elements using S.Pellegrino water as an ingredient and numerous other dishes which aim to challenge, surprise and delight his customers...
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