Herron the Florentine

So it’s a dream of ours, and Bradley Herron is living it.  Our chef de cuisine at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami is taking a much-deserved break, vacationing in Italy with his wife, and our friends at Lucini Italia were kind enough to hook him up with a bonus round.  In addition to a visit with one of Lucini’s producers while the couple is in Tuscany, the finishing drizzle is that Bradley will guest chef a Slow Food Firenze dinner for 54 featuring local, presidia ingredients including freshly-pressed Lucini oil direct from the source. According to Slow Food’s website, the Presidia program is coordinated by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, which organizes and funds projects that defend our world’s heritage of agricultural biodiversity and gastronomic traditions. Loosely translated into “garrison,” Slow Food Presidia (Presidium, singular) are local projects that work to improve the infrastructure of artisan food production. Click the flyer pictured for the menu, a collaboration with the kitchen at La Tenda Rossa, “one of the best italian restaurant” in Florence according to its most generous convivium leader Francesco Ranzani.  Many thanks to both Francesco and Lucini Italia President Renee Frigo Graeff for their time and effort in making this tremendous opportunity happen. We look forward to seeing photos of what will be an unforgettable Italian experience.  And bring back some oil for us Bradley, please??  Viva la dolce vita!