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Guy Legay, chef at the Ritz in Paris

Rossini at the Ritz

Celebrating a Musical and Gastronomic Genuis

If his musical genius had not eclipsed his gastronomical talents, Gioacchino Rossini would surely have gone down in history as a celebrated 19th century gourmet.

Culturekiosque celebrates Rossini's culinary as well as musical gifts in the multi-part series "Rossini at the Ritz," culminating in a full menu from Guy Legay of the Ritz in Paris (pictured). Herein find treats for the palate and insights into one of Italy's great composers and gastronomes.

Philippe Broad, Cyberchef


  • Rossini's Cuisine: A Symphony of Tastes
    Alessandro Falassi, cultural anthropologist and member of the Italian Academy of Cuisine, is the world's leading expert on "Rossinian Cuisine". Here, he whets the appetite with a brief biography of Rossini cum gastronome.
  • Rossini's Cuisine: Five Masterpieces
    From California to France and Italy to Asia, five great chefs weigh in with recipes inspired by Rossini's gastronomic genius.
  • Rossini at the Ritz: The Recordings
    Five exquisite Rossini recordings from Swiss classical label Claves, selected as suitable accompaniment for the "Rossini at the Ritz" menu.
  • Rossini at the Ritz: The Menu
    Guy Legay and his culinary staff at the Ritz model a unique winter dinner menu and wine list on the musical and gastronomic evenings the Maestro himself organised at his house in Paris. A perfect holiday feast!

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