Press Esc to close
Friday 31 October 2014
News updated at 6:56 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Italy's Nadia Santini named best female chef

London, April 4,2013, (IANS/EFE):
 Italy's Nadia Santini. File AFP Photo

 Italy's Nadia Santini has been named the Veuve Clicquot 2013 Best Female Chef, an honour that Britain's Restaurant magazine bestows each year.

The prize honours Madame Clicquot, known as "The Grand Dame of Champagne", who perfected the art of making the bubbly beverage nearly 200 years ago.

Santini, who runs Dal Pescatore in Canneto sull'Oglio, deserves the honour because of her "exceptional" cooking, the magazine said.


"The cuisine is refined but not changed," Santini said. "Dal Pescatore is an expression of the evolution of the food on our table and the surrounding environment."

"Dal Pescatore's regular presence on the list and status as one of the very best restaurants in Italy is partly down to Santini's sublime regional cooking but her easy, welcoming presence can be felt in the dining room too and has contributed immeasurably to this family run success," the magazine said.

Santini, who was born in San Pietro Mussolino in the Veneto region, studied at the University of Milan and learned about cooking from her husband's family.

Antonio Santini's grandmother, Teresa, and mother, Bruna, taught the chef the intricacies of Mantuan cuisine.

"Tortelli comes stuffed to bursting with a mixture of pumpkin, amaretto, Parmesan and mostarda while turbot arrives partnered with a respectably minimalistic garnish of parsley, anchovies and capers suspended in a delicate olive oil sauce," the magazine wrote of Dal Pescatore.

Santini succeeds Spain's Elena Arzak, who won the Veuve Clicquot 2012 Best Female Chef award.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523