A decent restaurant in Bergamo. That wasn’t enough, so now and in the past, Singapore, Kazakstan and Terme di Saturnia. And with all those kids, more to come. They never learn. Madeo in Forte dei Marmi opened in Manhattan. Take the city by storm. Not. Gone quickly. Who in Manhattan even cared about a mediocre restaurant in the chic chic resort of Forte. Not many. The last twenty-five years has been all about the celebrity chef, rather than what is on the plate. Michael White of Marea is the clear winner in this category. No, I take that back. Batalli is.
And it has definitely infected restaurants in Italy. They forget what happened the last time around in the 80s. Closure after closure of second and third places.