Art at Curate Series 1
From Three Michelin-starred La Calandre, Italy
29 Apr - 6 May 2016
Massimiliano Alajmo was just 28 when the Michelin Guide bestowed his family’s Italian restaurant La Calandre its three star status in 2002, making him one of the youngest executive chefs to earn that coveted distinction.
Today, the 42-year-old is an accomplished multi-hyphenate in and outside of the kitchen. Together with his brother Raffaele and sister Laura, he is a part of the fifth generation of the Alajmo family of chefs and restaurateurs, and oversees the kitchens of La Calandre and the family’s other two restaurants Ristorante Quadri and La Montecchi, with a total of five Michelin stars among them; as well as a network of bistros, Il Calandrino, abc Quadri, abc Montecchia, and Caffè Stern in Paris.
Besides sitting on the board of directors and regularly lecturing at Italian culinary school, the Master della Cucina Italiana, chef Alajmo has also published an award-winning cookbook entitled “In.gredienti” and owns Le Essenze, a line of pure essential oil sprays, and alajmo.design, a collection of tableware designed by the Alajmo brothers and produced by renowned Italian craftsmen.
Known for his multi-sensory approach to cooking and penchant for exploring ingredients in depth in order to bring out their true essence, chef Alajmo is excited to bring his culinary creations to Singapore. He says: “Singapore is home to one of the world’s most dynamic food scenes. I am thrilled to share with the people of the city both classic dishes from Le Calandre, as well as the fruit of our latest research."