Lorenzo Buccarini: Sharing Is Caring
Hailing from the central Italian region of Marche, Chef Lorenzo Buccarini has been passionately preparing authentic Italian cuisine at Amanusa in Nusa Dua. In its exquisite surrounds he showcases local produce from Bali and beyond, ingredients from his Italian roots, and homemade pasta and hand-selected market-fresh seafood.
“I was born and raised in Cagli, a small village in Marche, where I had all my family. I grew up with local food and produce made by my mother and grandmothers,” Lorenzo said.
The first time he tried his skills in the kitchen was not a successful event, but he continued to study and perfect his craft in the kitchen. He kept forcing himself to make great dishes.
Lorenzo found the inspiration to take cooking seriously when he moved to London after finishing school.
When he finally went home, he still couldn’t sleep well because his adrenaline was still running high. He described the experience as brutal and excruciating but he also came to a realization that he was doing the best job in the world. After gaining some experience, he decided to take on a new adventure by moving to Asia to learn more about Asian food.
At Amanusa, Lorenzo creates a series of foods made as a tribute to his childhood in a concept called “Sharing Style.” He recalled that when he was a kid, his grandmother had a regular habit of cooking every Sunday for the family. It was like a religious event for the family.
“It was amazing; the quality of the food, the quantity, and everything was left in the middle of the table; while we were talking and sharing our arguments we were sharing also the food. That’s what we want recreate here at Amanusa.”
It is the spirit that Lorenzo is expecting guests to experience at Amanusa: the joy of sharing food and thoughts.
Favorite ingredient to cook with?
White balsamic vinegar
Ingredient you’re most afraid of?
Celebrity you would love to cook for?
“Tous célèbres ici”; all people are celebrities when they come to our restaurant
What would you make for the celebrity?
Anything they like
Spaghetti alla carbonara
Baked or fried?
Would you rather never cook again or never taste again?
Last meal on earth?
The real Neapolitan pizza
Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
Dinner for breakfast
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