Colagreco did just that - in the 2019 guide he was awarded his third star. Thankfully, for those unable to head to southern France, in the same year, he wrote a book.
Colagreco's 372-page love letter to the region is breathtaking, incorporating not just the recipes that saw him awarded the highest accolades in the industry, but biographies of his suppliers, breakdowns of favoured ingredients and detailed, poetic descriptions of the Côte d'Azur.
The book showcases 12 years of work and captures the synergy the chef has developed with his surroundings. An Argentinan chef with Italian heritage and French training, Michelin described his food as "a unique and daily ode to aromatic plants, flowers, vegetables from his garden and citrus fruits". The book is no different, poring over the ingredients from the distinctive terroir, which straddles France's Italian coast at the foot of the Alps.
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