Massimiliano Alajmo nabbed three Michelin stars at just 28 years old while running his family restaurant La Calandre in 1993. For the record, he is the youngest, and today he runs an even tighter ship. Under the family name, he commands two other restaurants, Ristorante Quadri and La Montecchi. Good food runs in his blood – the family has a total of five stars.
According to Mario Batali, his food “evokes grandma’s palate, but also a sorcerer’s tool kit, to create harmony on the plate between tradition and innovation.”
You wouldn’t disagree. He’s a bit of a mad scientist but with a penchant for sticking true to flavour. His reputation has thus lured him here to Asia’s first Michelin chef showcase restaurant, Curate. Held from 29 April to 6 May, Curate will feature a line-up of modern European Michelin-starred chefs from around the world. Alajmo is the first to kickstart this series, and what do you know? Food will be paired with wines determined by the team under nobody but Robert Parker.