Massimo Bottura, One of the World’s Greatest Chefs, Is Speaking in Philly

The world-renowned Italian chef will chat with Esquire editor Jeff Gordinier at Drexel next week.

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It’s not every day that Philly hosts a world-renowned master chef — and it’s even rarer that one will speak in public.

Marc Vetri has been bringing in the big names for his 20th anniversary dinners at Vetri Cucina — including Massimo Bottura, the much-lauded chef at Modena’s three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana (which you may remember from season two of Master of None), who is set to cook in the restaurant’s private upstairs space on April 11th.

The dinner has been sold out for some time. But luckily for all of us, Bottura agreed to appear at Drexel University’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management on April 10th for a one-hour talk with Esquire food and drinks Jeff Gordinier, who was recently in town himself for the Philly Chef Conference. They’ll discuss Bottura’s 2017 book Bread Is Gold and his recent refettorio project in Brazil, which repurposes excess food for those in need.

The talk will begin at 10:30 a.m.; after the chat, Bottura will sign copies of the book from 11:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Coffee from La Colombe and donuts from Federal Donuts will be served

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $65-$100 for reserved seating up front. Get yours here.