A triumph of chocolate
In the cuisine served at Enoteca Pinchiorri, ’chocolate’ is by no means a generic, catch-all term. In the recipe generously shared by master pastry chef Luca Lacalamita, the star player is a Chuao Amedei, one of the 13 varieties featured on the list of Amedei, a renowned Tuscan company that has achieved cult-like status among top chefs thanks to its painstaking attention to the many stages involved in the manufacturing process. Its owner Cecilia Tessieri, the first female maître chocolatier’ in the world, seeks out the best plantations and the most authentic ‘Cru’. The superlative quality of her chocolate – from ‘bean to bar’ – has made the company a six-time winner of the Academy of Chocolate’s Golden Bean Award. Her Chuao, boasting the fresh, delicate aroma of cocoa and red berries, pairs perfectly with the pungent notes of olive oil and the slight acidity of blueberries, preferably from Garfagnana.