NICE TO MEET YOU, MICHELE LAZZARINI
CHEF AT CONTRADA BRICCONI
We met Michele Lazzarini, the chef who is breathing new life into a small rural hamlet hidden in the mountains of Bergamo, Italy.
Originally from the small town of Gandellino, after working in a starred restaurant and traveling the world to discover new culinary traditions, Michele went back to his roots: the Seriana Valley.
Contrada Bricconi began as a regeneration project, and now it is a modern farmhouse and agritourism that manages to combine tradition and modernity.
"It is not the chef who decides in our kitchen: it is the products that nature offers us."
Here, every day is different and flows to the rhythm of the surrounding nature: the menu and routine change with the season.
Current projects include a sustainable livestock farm, gardens to grow vegetables for the restaurant, and an ongoing work with small producers near the Contrada to promote local delicacies.