Young, polyhedric, zen and innovative are just some of the adjectives for Martin Vitaloni, the creative mind of the menus of R Collection family reality in Menaggio.
He was born in Pavia region, and as a kid he dreamt of becoming a comic book and cartoon artist, and he finally came to cooking almost by chance, fascinated by his mother’s home cooking.
He took his first steps in the country trattorias, traditional restaurants with local cuisine, and then he established in Milan, making different experiences in renowned restaurants and multiple television appearances.
National and international experiences, among which New York, have enriched his cooking with various colours and this has brought great peculiarity and inspiration in his artistic expressions.
He has gained a foothold in gourmet cuisine thanks to a distinctive tract that can be found in many of his creations: the reinterpretation of dishes or single ingredients which remained unexpressed in the memory to recall remembrances, feelings or emotions connected to the past.
"The quality of the raw material is the essential key element to create something authentic. But no project raises without commitment. I can compare my cooking idea to a Bonsai that I look after with dedication and expertise to make it grow strong and beautiful".