On the base of the Mont Blanc, the village of Courmayeur will welcome Portuguese chef David Jesus for a series of charity dinners being organised in collaboration and in aid of Food for Soul. The eight charity dinners take place between 25 February and 4 March.
Food for Soul is a non-profit organisation set up by world renowned chef Massimo Bottura whose aim is to promote social awareness around the issue of food waste and hunger through a range of projects in collaboration with chefs, artisans, food suppliers, artists, designers and institutions.
The aim behind this newly set organisation is to encourage public and private organisations to create community kitchens around the world to promote the importance of taking back the abandon: food, spaces, people. The rejuvenation of food, spaces and people is a cultural project not only for those in need but for the good of the larger community.
This is the first event called “Chef in Commune” which will welcome 14 people every evening for a unique dinner in Courmayeur.
The Portuguese 2 Michelin star chef David Jesus, considered to be one of the best chefs in Portugal, will be cooking and taking the role of storyteller to present his dishes. He will be creating recipes from products that come from Portugal and those from the Val D’Aosta. others which he will find at Lo Matson, Courmayeur Food Market.
A table will be set in the council hall of Courmayeur for the occasion. In a rather exclusive setting, charity and gastronomy will be combined.
The chef of Belcanto, a two Michelin star restaurant in Lisbon will explain the recipes and the story behind each of his creations which are inspired by produce coming from Val D’Aosta and from Portugal.
Guests will be able to speak with David Jesus at the end of each evening.
‘Chef in Comune’ is a new and innovative format which has been created to showcase the culinary vocation of Courmayeur and at the same time to create a charitable event.