The path within haute cuisine that has characterized Chef Giancarlo Perbellini’s vision and way of interpreting cuisine has always been full of challenges, and it’s no coincidence that his motto is: “Taste has no finish lines.”
Born in Bovolone (VR) in 1964, he took his first steps at Marconi and 12 Apostoli in Verona, to then take off at San Domenico in Imola. The French atmosphere at the Grande Maison of Morini led him to important restaurants outside Italy: from Taillevent to Ambroisie, as well as Terrasse in Juan Les Pins and Chateau d’Esclimont. After his return to Italy, he founded the eponymous restaurant of Isola Rizza in 1989 and three years later, he was awarded the Chef European du poisson.
In 1996, he earned his first Michelin star and was named Emerging Chef by the Espresso guide in 1998. His second star was awarded in 2002, to which were added three forks from the Gambero Rosso guide in 2005. In late 2014, Casa Perbellini was opened, in the heart of Verona and in this historical Piazza San Zero; the chef is at the reins of a new and completely original concept restaurant.
Here, he takes his place at his natural stage, barriers vanish, the chef and his work remain at the centre of a spectacular open kitchen where guests can admire the art of preparing dishes. His sense of aesthetics and his gift for refined combinations are an ode to Italian cuisine. Despite all of this, if you ask him, “Who is Giancarlo Perbellini?” he will reply: “An artisan cook.”
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Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Friday 17 April 2015
Montblanc Evening featuring Giancarlo Perbellini