The exchange among Florence and the States involves culture in its wider meaning. art, fashion and food. Competence and creativity and passion are the winning ingredients. These days, Marco Stabile, Florentine chef and owner of the restaurant ”L’Ora d’Aria” in via dei Georgofili, has exported his talent to Miami, opening a restaurant called “Toscana Divino”. In November 2011 he got a Michelin star presenting himself as one of the most promising Italian chef , privileging experience to theoretical background. An indirect attack to the TV chef programs, often lacking the necessary solid professionalism. Tradition and innovation are the basic pillars to enhance the Tuscan cooking of Marco Stabile. For his most successful recipes he goes back to the tastes of the old good times, to the ingredients strongly tied to his Tuscan roots. His dishes are able to dialogue with the traditional tastes, sounding so comfortable and reassuring. However the pigeon and the piglet he prepares evolve to new heights through special cooking techniques, the pepper flavoured pork melts inside and contemporarily gets crunchy outside.
Innovation goes on, adding Marco Stabile’s special touch and his research can address to the potato too, sorting out of his hat a humorously famous dish “The dream of the potato: go beyond the truffle “. The chef has successfully organized an unusual competition between the humble potato and the noble truffle with his creativity as winner.