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Jul 17, 2019

Head Chefs of Massimo Bottura at Aruba Marriott for a Three Michelin Star Event

Representing #1 Restaurant in the World; Osteria Francescana by Massimo Bottura.

On Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino will be hosting an exclusive three-Michelin star event featuring two of Massimo Bottura’s top chefs; Taka Kondo and his wife Karime Lopez.

Chef Taka Kondo is Massimo Bottura’s sous chef at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, also named #1 Restaurant in the World in 2018 by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna list. He was born in Tokyo and fell in love with Osteria Francescana during a visit in 2005, and in return, famed Chef Massimo Bottura gave him a job. Taka Kondo became pastry chef in 2010, then in 2015 was promoted to sous chef and has contributed to some of the restaurant’s most inventive plates, such as “Oops, I dropped the lemon tart.”

Chef Karime López is head chef of Massimo Bottura at Gucci Osteria in Florence, Italy, and has recently been awarded by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna for Best Chef of the Identity Golose Guide 2019. She was born in Mexico and introduced to the culinary world from early on by her father’s family, who owns restaurants in Mexico. Karime López has worked at many prestigious restaurants around the world including the renowned Can Fabes, Mugaritz, Pujol, RyuGin and Central.

Visitors and the Aruba community will have the culinary experience of a lifetime when Chef Taka Kondo and his wife Chef Karime Lopez present an “Author’s Cuisine” during this exclusive two-night event at La Vista.  Reserve your seat today to indulge in innovative dishes combined with unique combination of flavors, by visiting the event page “Master Series Event” on Facebook or visit the Aruba Marriott Facebook page.

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