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Oriana Tirabassi: A chef with many passions

  • Erza S.T.

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 23 2011   /  07:00 am

Courtesy of Oriana TirabassiJakarta’s five-star establishments and independent restaurants have lured many foreign chefs to our capital over the last decade.

Some of them survived the Big Durian, leaving food lovers here with a memorable experience, while others were quickly forgotten upon departing for greener shores.

However, chef Oriana Tirabassi at Shangri-La Hotel’s Rosso restaurant is likely to leave a lasting impression on Jakarta.

Oriana is not your usual kind of chef. Not only does her larger-than-life personality exude genuine sincerity, her passion for cooking has also already impressed the city.

In the seven months she has been in Jakarta, Oriana’s creative dishes have successfully satiated food lovers’ cravings for Italian cuisine. The food maestro now in her mid-40s doesn’t follow stereotypical home-cooked recipes, but infuses her c...