A CHEF'S LIFE: MARCANTONIO SAGRAMOSO, ARISTOCRATIC CUISINE.
It all started in the kitchen in the Villa Sagramoso. He was barely as high as the table, but young Marcantonio was already picking out the smells of herbs freshly picked in the vegetable garden, as the chopping blade swished back and forth over them.
BECOMING A CHEF AND GOING BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
As a grown-up, he discovered the cuisines of Antigua, Japan, and Milan, building up experience and learning to match different tastes and ingredients, once again discovering the marvels and thrills of cooking he had watched as a child. But now it was he who was the magician. Marcantonio discovered that every choice must be sought out and cultivated, and that it is a search without end. He was now ready to return. Back in Illasi, he renovated his neoclassical villa and opened the "Le Cedrare".
LET EACH DAY BRING ITS INSPIRATION
Imagination, improvisation, and research are like flames that fire his creativity in taste, as he himself likes to call it. But creativity in the kitchen is not just a matter of passion – it’s the outcome of processes and timing that require almost scientific precision. Backed up by the most reliable, high-performance technology, this eclectic chef enjoys inventing and bringing to life his every idea. At a far remove from passing fashions, he accompanies his guests into a world of new tastes and the pleasure of creations that are perfect every time. Marcantonio has built up a personal style of his own: a mix of highly sophisticated combinations of tastes and an absolute focus on quality. Quality is not just viewed as an essential ingredient in every dish of his, but also as a criterion for selection that he brings to bear in every aspect of his profession, starting with his number-one assistant: his kitchen.
ENTERING THE KITCHEN IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT
Cooking is a passion, but those who choose cooking as their profession need to be sure they’ll always find the reliability and spontaneity of a familiar place in the kitchen, where they can move easily and freely with their habitual gestures, ideas and rhythms.The lights, colours and atmosphere must respect the tastes of the chef and those who work with him. Beauty and practicality are essential for giving space to ideas and becoming the basis for the chef’s culinary art. The choice of a kitchen is, of course, the most important factor, for it is at the heart of every chef’s professional success.
Working in a kitchen that is as elegant and sturdy as a Baron inspires creativity and gives one instant access to all the most modern instruments that make a chef’s work that much easier, more precise and reliable.
In a Baron kitchen, choice is the key concept behind every element: details, accessories, and materials, as well as creating the best solutions in terms of modularity and functionality. 15 years ago Marcantonio chose a Baron kitchen and the story is continuing...
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