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Corrado Assenza

Corrado Assenza can be found in the Caffè Sicilia, located in the beautiful town of Noto, surrounded by the perfumes of the Sicilian countryside from which he draws the inspiration to cook his highly prized creations. Chef Assenza is now the producer and inventor of Caffe’ Sicilia’s exquisite jams and sweets and has been touted as the most daring experimenter to use strong sweet and savory elements of Sicilian cooking in his creations. He is known as an alchemist of nature who works with rare raw materials, cooking fascinating recipes with which he tries to transmit the emotions of a baroque land, an expression he loves to use when describing his homeland. 

Corrado Assenza’s humble beginnings started with him as a child in old Caffe’ Sicilia which his aunt managed and he later succeeded as head of the business. There, he continued to play around with pastry, cream, fruit and a wide variety of aroma, developing an amazing relation to the raw materials that he worked with, which enabled him to understand what it took to get the best results he sought in his end product. Considered one of the most important creative individuals from the south of Sicily, he is both close to tradition and tenacious when it comes to the exhausting progress of technique.

Country: Italy
Restaurant: Caffé Sicilia
Hosted at: Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar

Events Information
Saturday 20 April 2013
Citibank Gastronomic Jam Sessions - Day 2

Sunday 21 April 2013 - Wednesday 24 April 2013
Epicurean Delights - Act 2

Tuesday 23 April 2013
Italian Hands-On Culinary Workshop Featuring Corrado Assenza & Lino Sauro

Wednesday 24 April 2013
Miele Private Exclusive: Experiential Workshop at Miele "The Art of Entertainment"