Mauro Colagreco’s Menton restaurant, Mirazur, is one of the most iconic restaurants of our time. 12 years since its opening, Colagreco has published his first cookbook, including 65 of his fabulous recipes alongside an encyclopedic lens into a world of shifting territories, overlapping maps, blurred boundaries; a mixture of languages, identities, knowledge and flavours, that together have created the two Michelin starred restaurant, currently ranked no.3 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (2018).
A combination of alpine air and salty maritime perfume, friend and contemporary, Massimo Bottura, opens the book with a preface describing the mythical frontiers of the Côte d’Azur and the natural ability of Colagreco who acts as interpreter via his food. Photographed by Eduardo Torres, the Mirazur book boldly portrays the space in which the kitchen occupies: the magical environment just before France turns into Italy, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Maritime Alps, amongst the orchards and gardens cultivated by the locals. Paying particular attention to the producers whose lives are so deeply rooted within the region, the abundant markets that supply the restaurant and the team within the Mirazur kitchen, this book invites you to discover the soul of Colagreco’s restaurant.
Across the 372 pages of Mirazur, Colagreco delves into his vision of gastronomy, following a philosophy that dictates each day’s menu, designed according to the best available products from the region: “a blank menu changes every day with the landscape. Sea, garden and mountain in three hundred and sixty five seasons.” Mauro Colagreco. Learn the meaning of a ‘frontier cuisine’, an entity defined by its landscape and its relationship between tradition, history and culture.
Colagreco’s ability to translate the intricacies of such a region, that combines the French savoir faire with Italian bella vita, has positioned him amongst the top culinary minds across the globe. His book will enrapture any who seek a deeper understanding of the Côte d’Azur but above all, those who are lovers of food.
Mirazur by Mauro Colagreco is available in English, French and Spanish. On sale at all good bookshops and Amazon.
Title: Mirazur by Mauro Colagreco Publisher: Catapulta editores Pub Date: November 2018 Binding: Hardback Price: £70 -75 UK/ $85 US/65.00 Euro/$136 - 145 AUS/ARS 2.800 ARGENTINA Extent: 372 pages Illustrations: 150 colour and black & white illustrations ISBN-13: 978-987-637-621-1 Size: 24 x 29 cm
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