I have still in mind the wonderful dinner I had last Thursday at Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao: a special tasting menu by Josean Alija including 16 coffee-based dishes.
This event was the culmination of a project began in 2012, when illycaffè started collaborating with Chef Josean Alija to investigate the organoleptic characteristics of coffee and find innovative applications of this amazingly versatile product in gastronomy.
Through this event, guests enjoyed Alija’s essential cuisine and discovered how coffee can be a very interesting culinary ingredient, a flavor enhancer and an interlocutor with the memory. Green coffee is a magical product that makes other foods important: it generates harmony, elegance and it awakens the senses.
In a few words: the most memorable dinner of my life!