Last year chef Mauro Colagreco of Mirazur, decided to put his pen on paper to write a cookbook. This is his debut cookbook, in honour of achieving a full cycle with his award-winning French Riviera restaurant.
The long-awaited book, published in June, with the same name as the 2 Michelin starred restaurant and invites readers into Argentine-Italian chef’s magical culinary universe from the top down. Its for those that have been and those that haven’t yet been, to this unique culinary destination on the French-Italian border.
Based in a picturesque location at the foot of the Alpes-Maritimes nestled amidst lush gardens with panoramic sea views, Mirazur’s cuisine is defined by its landscape and the interaction between the sea, the mountains, the colours and aromas of the gardens and the stillness of the horizon. All captured with photographs of the dishes, the restaurant and its unparalleled setting.
This book contains some 65 of the restaurant’s recipes, Colagreco also introduces the reader to the artisans and producers that form part of his everyday life and a key role in the restaurant. From Giuseppe and his boat in San Remo to Ane Marie and her family of shepherds. As the chef says, it is a magical union between the French savoir vivre and the Italian bella vita, turning each dish into a unique creation where divisions disappear and everything is balanced in his unique “border cuisine.” Incase you haven’t yet dined at Mirazur yet, perhaps this could be just the motivation you needed and discover why it sits at #3 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.
Mirazur: The Cookbook is available in the restaurant and through Amazon.