The value of the Inspirational Chef Program transcends the hotel sector to spread the word about the island. It has thus become an important factor in promoting local culture. By using the resident artist format from the art world, in which creators travel outside of their normal setting for inspiration, we generate a programme intimately linked with cuisine.

Since 2018, we have brought leading national and international figures in the world of haute cuisine into contact with Canary Island produce, with the true star being the excellent raw materials offered by the island and small local producers.

For multiple days, the hotel becomes a creative laboratory where the chefs immerse themselves in our landscapes, meet our producers and develop unique culinary experiences with the resident chefs at our resort.

These days of exploration and camaraderie conclude with the elaboration of various dinners.

Finally, each chef is invited to discover local produce and use them in their recipes.

Tenerife 2022 Edition

In the Tenerife 2022 Edition of the Inspirational Chef Program which will take place in the next few days June 25 and 26, 2022, we will be honored to welcome in our restaurant Il Bocconcino Progressive Italian Restaurant the Italian chef Massimo Bottura

Bottura will deploy all his know-how in *two four-handed dinners together* with the Italian chef Niki Pavanelli, that will focus on Italian cuisine and local and proximity products, both hallmarks of Il Bocconcino restaurant.

As part of the experience, Bottura will have the opportunity during his stay to get to know the local gastronomy of Tenerife through visits to local producers. These visits will help the chef to personally get to know the island's products and to choose the ingredients that he will incorporate into his proposals for his Inspirational Chef Program dinners. 

Bottura and his restaurant Osteria Francescana opened in 1995 in the Italian city of Modena is, without a doubt, one of the most important references in gastronomy worldwide, sporting 3 stars in the Michelin Guide since 2012 and ranking first on the list of the “Worlds 50 Best Restaurants” in 2016 and 2018.

An innovator and chef for more than twenty-five years, Massimo Bottura has consolidated his reputation as one of the most creative culinary figures in the world. The gastronomic style of Osteria Francescana follows a thin line between tradition and innovation. The dishes explore the deep roots of Italian cuisine while referring to history, art, literature and philosophy