Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – proudly announces a joint partnership with world-renowned Chef Massimo Bottura to bring The Osteria Francescana Experience to the Mexican Caribbean. Known as one of the Top 50 Chefs in the world, Massimo Bottura will bring his culinary talents to Moon Palace Cancun for only two exclusive nights, on August 18th and 19th2018. Proceeds from this upscale dining experience, in partnership with the Palace Foundation, will go to Food for Soul, Massimo Bottura’s non-profit organization that creates and sustains community kitchens around the world to raise awareness on the issues of food waste and social isolation.
The message launched by Bottura’s organization and sustained by the Palace Foundation sheds light on the contemporary issues of food wastage and food insecurity as two sides of the same coin. With over 800 million people undernourished, still one third of the food produced every year goes to the landfill. Instead of viewing surplus ingredients as waste, Bottura sees them as a gift we can all transform for a greater good.
Palace Resorts prides itself in continuously delivering the most remarkable and one-of-a-kind experiences to its guests. As the leader of the luxury all-inclusive space, Palace Resorts has proven its commitment to elevating the brand’s culinary offerings by partnering with some the world’s greatest brands. Now having the privilege, to align with one of the top culinary masters in Italian gastronomy, chef Massimo Bottura, the company continues to demonstrate how it sets itself apart from the competition by bringing elite culinary experiences from around the world, right to its guests.
“As we continue to position ourselves as the leader in the luxury all-inclusive space, Palace Resorts continues to form strategic alliances with brands that take us to the next level,” said Jabib Chapur, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Palace Resorts. “In this case, partnering with Massimo Bottura was a natural fit given that both brands share a love for top-tier culinary experiences, along with a passion for giving back, to communities. Bringing these events to Moon Palace Cancun is a testament to our commitment to bring guests unique culinary experiences from all over the world, right to their vacations, while at the same time, raising awareness within communities that need a voice.”
“The spotlight is on chefs today so they need to use that energy to promote change. Reaching out and getting everyone in the community involved is the first step to making change. But it’s not only about chefs: everyone can do something, because we’re all in this together. Cooking is a call to act”. Massimo Bottura, chef & patron of Osteria Francescana, declared.
Palace Resorts is committed to offering world-class epicurean experiences at each of its properties, designed to exceed expectations and enhance the guest experience. Just recently, the brand welcomed of the world’s best culinary masters, world-renowned three-Michelin-star Chef Joan Roca, owner of Spain’s celebrated El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain.
In 2017, the brand announced an exclusive partnership with Certified Angus Beef®, making it the first and only hotel chain in Cancun, to offer the highest quality of beef at all ten of its properties. And, just recently the brand announced an exclusive partnership with the world-renowned pastry chef, Antonio Bachour. Named one of the ten best pastry chefs in America, Bachour’s partnership with Palace Resorts features an exclusive menu selection exclusively curated by him and are featured at all ten of the brand’s oceanfront properties in Mexico and Jamaica.
In addition, the brand has taken a step further in its commitment to perfecting its culinary offerings by launching its own cooking school and pastry shop. Here, chefs have access to ongoing educational seminars, additional training and can stay up to date on the latest culinary trends.
The Osteria Francescana Experience will take place at Moon Palace Cancun on August 18th and 19th 2018. Ticket prices are $600 (11,859.81 MXN).
With ten oceanfront resorts overlooking sparkling turquoise waters, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean & Mexico’s most extravagant spas, a premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations. For more information, visit www.palaceresorts.com.
About Massimo Bottura
An innovator and restaurateur for over twenty years, Massimo Bottura has consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s most creative culinary figures. His internationally renowned three Michelin star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, was named number 1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2016. In 1986 Massimo Bottura departed on his life’s journey when he bought Trattoria del Campazzo on the outskirts of Modena. Working alongside the rezdora Lidia Cristoni and an apprenticeship with French chef Georges Coigny, he built his culinary foundation on a combination of regional Italian cooking and classical French training. In 1994 Bottura sold Campazzo and departed for Montecarlo to work with Alain Ducasse at Louis XV. This experience proved in valuable for the chef and lead to opening Osteria Francescana a year later in his hometown of Modena. Bottura’s kitchen walks a thin line between tradition and innovation. His dishes explore the deep roots of the Italian kitchen while making references to history, art and philosophy. Most recently, Massimo Bottura has been examining the role of the contemporary chef, calling for social responsibility among the culinary community and addressing the issue of food waste. In 2016 he founded Food for Soul, a non-profit organization aiming to empower communities in the fight against food waste and social isolation.
For more information, visit https://www.osteriafrancescana.it/
About Food for Soul
Food for Soul is a non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura to empower local communities to fight against food waste through social inclusion. The organisation took over from the successful experience of Refettorio Ambrosiano, the first community kitchen launched in Milan in occasion of Expo2015, with subsequent projects launched in Rio de Janeiro (Refettorio Gastromotiva), London (Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s) and Paris (Refettorio Paris), as well as Modena (Social Tables Ghirlandina) and Bologna (Social Tables Antoniano) in Italy. Each project is unique but shares the common themes of using surplus food, working with artists to create engaging dining spaces and serving dishes to vulnerable members of the local community.