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The new Identità Golose Guide for 2018 was today presented during a ceremony held in Milan, Italy, in front of an audience of chefs, media and restaurateurs.
This third edition of the Italian online restaurant guide boasts 900 addresses, including more than 220 new entries this year, selected by 99 members of staff using their characteristic formula: no scores or rankings, simply stories written by the authors.
As usual, several prizes were awarded during the presentation ceremony. The Acqua Panna S.Pellegrino Water Award for the best female chef went to Marta Scalabrini, the young chef from Marta in Cucina in Reggio Emilia in northern Italy.
Massimo Bottura, who also saw his sous-chef's from Osteria Francescana win awards in this 2018 edition, commented on the guide and the theme of the human factor: "We are a family, and like that you not only realise what you imagine but you can dream big."
Here are all the other awards from this year's Identita Golose Guide:.
IDENTITÀ GOLOSE 2018 AWARDS:
Matias Perdomo and Simon Press, Contraste - Milan
Best Female Chef (premio Acqua Panna - S.Pellegrino)
Marta Scalabrini, Marta in Cucina - Reggio Emilia
Best Foreign Chef
Meteu Casañas, Eduard Xatruch and Oriol Castro, Disfrutar - Barcelona
Best Sous Chef
Davide Di Fabio and Takahiko Kondo, Osteria Francescana - Modena
Ascanio Brozzetti, Le Calandre - Rubano (PD)
Best Beer in Cucina
Michelangelo Mammoliti, La Madernassa - Guarene (CN)
Mario Vitiello, Il Comandante dell'Hotel Romeo - Naples
Best Female Sommelier
Ramona Ragaini, Andreina - Loreto (Ancona)
Manuele Pirovano, D'O - Cornaredo (Milano)
Best Bread Basket
Imàgo dell'Hotel Hassler - Rome
Surprise of the Year
Federico La Paglia, Sikélaia - Milan
Best Young Family
Valeria Piccini, Andrea and Maurizio Menichetti, Da Caino - Montemerano (GR)
Best Food Writer
Annalisa Zordan, Gambero Rosso