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La Vita è dolce in Ankara with Daniel Evangelista at Mezzaluna (and Francesco Elmi as a Guest)

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La Vita è dolce arrives in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Panettone is the protagonist of the 17th step of the worldwide tour in Mezzaluna restaurant where the Executive Chef is the Milano born Daniel Evangelista. For Panettone is a come back since with this dolce the tour started in Turin, Italy, at La Credenza Restaurant (San Maurizio canavese) with Giovanni Grasso and Igor Macchia. The week long celebration had already an anteprima organised by Daniel in collaboration with the local Italian Institute of Culture: for two days Francesco Elmi, the executive pastry chef who realised all the step by step recipes of La Vita è dolce has been a special guest and conducted courses of pasticceria italiana.

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Panettone with Parmigiano´s Fonduta and Amarena

Daniel Evangelista is a talented chef who completed his education at hotel school management in 1990 and supported by his seasonal and evening work experiences reached the rank of chef, while working in several restaurants in Milan. To satisfy his desire to learn new cuisine cultures he moved to Paris where, together with chef Aristide Devita, newly graduated from Alain Ducasse - The Cortile founded the restaurant Fra Diavolo. Daniel went then to Sydney where he opened another successful restaurant in Little Italy. Finally he landed in Ankara where in the last eight years he has opened a number of restaurants, managing the Mezzaluna´s cuisines at the same time.

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Daniel never stopped to enhance his culinary and gastronomy culture: he has been promoting Italian cuisine at the Green Palace IC Hotel Antalya as well as at the Imperial Sheraton Hotel of Kuala Lumpur in Malasia. He has also attended several stages at the most famous school of culinary excellence, including Gualterio Marchesi´s Alma in Colorno - Italy, in these occasions he has enjoyed the chance of meeting with some of great pastry chefs such as Iginio Massari.

 

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Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara