Italian cuisine is one of the most delicious and exquisite in the world, distinguished by a large variety of fresh vegetables; cheeses, so easily used in many dishes; and fragrant olive oils and spices.
To convey all the small nuances of true Italian cuisine, Chef Federico Parravicini has prepared a new menu at Zafferano Restaurant, where each dish follows original recipes from Italy.
“I was born in a small village Giussano, north of Milan. My mother, who was born in Tuscany, cooked for the whole family using traditional recipes from her home region, and I always liked to watch the process and even helped her to cook. I have loved cooking ever since that time, and while creating a new menu for Zafferano, I tried to use all the culinary secrets I learned in the small kitchen of the house I grew up in,” says Chef Federico.
Zafferano is a little corner of real Italy at Four Seasons Hotel Baku. Guests can enjoy a perfect combination of cosy atmosphere and luxury surroundings. Filled with sunlight during the day and mild, slightly subdued lighting in the evening, the restaurant is a perfect place to spend a nice evening with loved ones or friends.
The menu has a large selection of different specialties for every taste. Seafood lovers, meat eaters or people who prefer vegetarian food – everyone will find his or her perfect dish.
“I have tried to use different cooking techniques for each dish on the menu, the same way it is done in Italy. We use lots of fresh vegetables and greens, play with the promptness of different flavours, and just love adding ‘secret ingredients’ to our dishes for richer taste. My secret ingredients for this seasonal new menu are local vegetables, herbs and incredibly fragrant spices. It was not very hard to add a little touch of a local Azerbaijani cuisine to an Italian menu, as both have many similar preferences in cooking techniques and ingredients used in dishes,” shares Chef Federico.
Menu highlights at Zafferano include the city’s best risotto, the most delicious salmon and unbelievably tastyItalian desserts. In this wonderfully warm atmosphere of the restaurant, guests are deliciously transported to sunny Italy.