This dinner is going to be the ****ing ****. No, not an expletive laden rant but the approximate number of Michelin stars coming your way if you head to alto by San Carlo on Wednesday 27th June. The restaurant on the roof of Selfridges will be playing host to some of Italy’s most renowned chefs, with a total of seven Michelin stars between them, gathered by consortium Identità Golose, and cooking up: and I’m going to copy and paste their own description which, for once, doesn’t sound hyperbolic, “an unforgettable culinary journey through the most contemporary takes on Italy’s regional flavours and gastronomy”.
The five course gastronomic extravaganza begins with chefs Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani of Milan’s two-Michelin starred Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, a restaurant apparently credited with pioneering a culinary revolution in Italy. After which the cultural caravan moves to Florence and Annie Féolde and chef de cuisine Alessandro Della Tommasina from three-Michelin star Enoteca Pinchiorri.
Moving on, we head to Rome, with Cristina Bowerman, who brings her Michelin star, earned at Glass Hostaria before we move again, this time south to La Taverna del Capitano and the citrus and sea fragrances of the Neapolitan riviera courtsey of Michelin-starred Alfonso Caputo.
And we end our journey in Sicily, where Netflix’s Chef’s Table pastry star Corrado Assenza of Caffè Sicilia brings ends the party with a pudding created from local produce.
This is a real coup for the restaurant, which recently reopened under new ownership and adds yet another new rooftop to London’s already crowded market for rooftop terraces. But what could be better than eating some of the best food in world in one of the most iconic shops in the world with a view across the best city in the world?