A new restaurant concept designed by elBulli’s Ferran Adrià is to open in the Italian city of Turin this summer.
Housed in the new Lavazza headquarters in the Aurora neighbourhood, Condividere, meaning ‘sharing’, will offer Italian haute cuisine, served in a sharing style – no tasting menus – with a menu that takes the Italian family Sunday lunch as its inspiration.
Chef Federico Zanasi, previously of the Principe delle Nevi Hotel in Cervinia, will oversee day to day kitchen operations. He has also worked under Moreno Cedroni and at Relae in Copenhagen.
"We wanted to bring something new to Italian gastronomy – a gastronomy that has already offered thousands of ideas. It was going to be difficult. Opening a restaurant is the most difficult thing to do in the world,” Adrià told Food and Wine at a special event to launch the project.
The Spanish chef has a number of ambitious projects underway currently, including Bullipedia, a 35-volume food encyclopedia to be drip released over the next four years, and elBulli 1846, a cooking and research centre, which will be constructed, finally, after opposition from locals and environmentalists, on the site of the famous elBulli restaurant in Roses, Catalonia.
Condividere opens 8 June. Take a look at dishes below.
All images, except Ferran Adrià: Lavazza