Global gastronomy ambassadors gather at Wimbledon with Lavazza

10 July 2017 by
Global gastronomy ambassadors gather at Wimbledon with Lavazza

Lavazza launched the start of the Wimbledon Championships last week as the official coffee supplier for the championships with a gathering of its global chef ambassadors including Italian Michelin-starred chefs Carlo Cracco, Alfredo Russo and Norbert Niederkofler.

VIP guests were served creations designed by some of the UK's best chefs with a Lavazza-inspired twist. The menu included an aperitif entitled ‘Peruvian Anticuchos' from chef Robert Ortiz of Lima Restaurant, a salty Peruvian recipe based on anticuchos and huancaina served with the coffeetail N.10 from the Lavazza training centre.

Chefs Lello Favuzzi of L'Anima and Shaun Rankin of Ormer Restaurant & Bar paired up in the ultimate doubles act with a duo coffee design desserts. Favuzzi's ‘Candy Shallot' was candy shallot combined with Lavazza Croccantino and mascarpone cream and Rankin served up the ‘Tonka Cherry', a chocolate infused creation with tonka bean and Morello cherry.

Two coffee cocktails: Variante di Colada (a frozen colada with a coffee twist, infused with guanabana, cinnamon and cardamom) and Italian Tonic (a new take on the espresso tonic), were served during the afternoon interval by Italian bartender, Dennis Zoppi.

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