Silestone® by Cosentino, a world leader in quartz surfaces, once again collaborates with Madrid Fusión, the international gastronomy summit being held at the moment at the Palacio de Congresos in Madrid. As in previous years, the company has been entrusted with granting one of the most important distinctions of the contest – “European Chef of the Year” – which this year was awarded to the renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura.
In a ceremony held today, Santiago Alfonso, Cosentino’s Corporate Director of Marketing and Communications, awarded this prize to the famous chef for his charitable work at Expo Milano 2015, where Bottura served as Ambassador. As part of the “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” theme of the Expo, the chef organised various charitable activities as well as campaigns to create awareness, among which the Refettorio Ambrosiano of Milan should be highlighted: This soup kitchen, for 96 people, made use of the leftover food from various pavilions to feed the homeless.
Once again, Silestone® is the perfect ally for the world’s most renowned chefs as this brand supplies the worktops that are found on the most important stages at Madrid Fusión. It is supplying 14 Silestone® worktops in naranja cool, azul enjoy, rosso monza and blanco zeus, as well as Acqua Fraccaroli – a new color introduced this year – for the cooking demonstration areas of the main hall and in the famous multi-purpose room where the chefs cook and offer culinary demonstrations. Silestone® endows each space with colour, elegance, design, and offers durability and hygiene. The excellent properties and characteristics of Silestone® make it the perfect material for this unmissable event of the haute cuisine sector.
Since Silestone® first appeared 25 years ago, it has been closely linked to the world of food and gastronomy. In recent years, up to 14 Michelin-starred chefs have collaborated with the brand which is also present in the kitchens of the prestigious Basque Culinary Center of San Sebastián, in renowned restaurants such as David Muñoz’s DiverXO, Andoni Luis Aduriz’s Mugaritz, as well as Arola Gastro, among many others. In addition, since 2011, Silestone® has been a sponsor and official supplier of granite worktops for the “50 Best Restaurants” list.
Madrid Fusión 2016 has enjoyed another year of many activities, presentations, parallel congresses and competitions that have brought together today’s most important culinary figures. The “Language of the Post Avant-Garde” was the theme around which this edition revolved: It aimed to show and define the latest culinary trends via the presence of over 100 chefs from 14 countries who offered 70 technical demonstrations and 18 training workshops, among other activities.