TRUE TO THE ITALIAN TRADITION, ANTONIO FAVUZZI (KNOWN AS ‘LELLO’) LEARNT TO COOK IN HIS PARENTS’ KITCHEN FROM AN EARLY AGE.
Passion, patience and progressive thinking
Our partnership with esteemed chef Antonio ‘Lello’ Favuzzi was borne of a shared passion for the best in Italian flavour. Lello, head chef at London’s prestigious L’Anima holds a shared value – namely a commitment to bringing genuinely artisan Italian food and drink to the UK.
Lello started his cooking journey as a child in Sardinia, where he was influenced by the Southern Italian cooking styles of his Sicilian mother and Puglian father. He began his professional career working at prestigious establishments in Sardinia and Milan before moving to London in 2003. He opened the widely acclaimed L’Anima restaurant in 2008, where he helped create a high-end menu reflective of Moorish cuisine. Last year he made the decision to partner with Menabrea thanks to his love of the beer’s flavour profile, which matches superbly with his food.
Lello said: “Menabrea is an exceptionally flavoursome beer. It only uses five simple ingredients, but those ingredients are of the highest quality and brewed using over 150 years of skill and craftsmanship.”
Over the rest of 2015, Lello will continue to lead a series of exclusive Italian cooking and dining events as part of the partnership, infusing classic Italian recipes with Menabrea’s Bionda and Ambrata beers and designing bespoke pairing menus. These events will take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
An Italian Masterclass
Lello’s passion for great cooking has never been more apparent than in his original, tailored recipes. Working with Menabrea, he has developed an incredible range of new tastes and flavours that sit perfectly alongside the Birra, and sometimes even blended with it.
We’re delighted to share some of Lello’s original recipes, including his famous beer bread, created with Menabrea right at the heart of it. All of Lello’s recipes are available to use.
"The unmistakable symbol of Italian excellence."