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Chef Davide Scabin, from the Combal.Zero restaurant in Rivoli (near Turin), gives his personal homage to Italian magnificence by creating his Five Italian Pasta Jewels as a tribute to Bulgari Gems, a special recipe devised and prepared for The S.Pellegrino sparkles with Bulgari China gala.
During the Chinese launch of the S.Pellegrino special edition bottle - that "features" a Bulgari jewel on the label, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the jewelry Maison and the partnership with S.Pellegrino in China Mainland, the Italian chef Scabin prepared a unique pasta dish made with five different shapes of pasta and served with the five most typical Italian sauces: big shell-shaped pasta with ragu sauce, spaghetti with a special "carbonara" sauce invented by Combal.Zero restaurant, "paccheri" from Southern Italy with garlic, oil and chilli pepper, a tortello with Genoan pesto and even a Chinese dumpling filled with a tomato and basil, his tribute to Beijing.
Strictly made in Italy, the food is served alongside wine by the Bellavista label, a high-end product coming from the Franciacorta region which suggests a strong pairing and tasting path, with the Bellavista Cuvée brut: here you'll see a video meeting the taste keepers behind the famous Italian spumante label.
To celebrate the anniversary, the Italian jewelry Maison will hold a Retrospective Exhibition in Shanghai, hosted in Aurora Museum from February 17th to April 17th 2012 during which 570 jewels coming both from the Maison’s archives and private collections will be presented: this is a further stage of an international tour which opened in Rome in 2009, moved to the Grand Palais in Paris in 2010 and then onto Beijing just before Shanghai's exhibition.
Still curious about chef Davide Scabin and his cooking philosophy? Click here to have a look at our exclusive video interview with the Italian chef of the Combal.Zero restaurant.