Mauro Colagreco: breaking down borders to rewrite the book on Mediterranean cuisine.
- 3 Stars chef in France
- #1 World’s 50 Best 2019
- Cuisine inspired by the respect for Nature
- 1st restaurant in the world be certified “Plastic Free”
- “Sustainable Gastronomy” by the Michelin Guide
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Italo-Argentinian, Mauro Colagreco is the Chef Patron of restaurant Mirazur, located in Menton, Côte D’Azur.
In 2001, as a newly qualified chef, Colagreco headed to France to deepen his studies of gastronomy. He worked with the greatest French chefs until 2006 when he decided to open his own restaurant, Mirazur in Menton.
Just six months after opening, Colagreco received the ‘Revelation of the Year’ award, a brand new category to recognize his merits, from Gault&Millau, and in less than a year, earned his first Michelin star.
From this moment on, he will continue to be recognized: he obtained the Order of Knight of Arts and Letters and the Order of Merit for his contribution to French gastronomy, became part of the select family of Grand Chef Relais&Chateaux and, in 2019, reached his third Michelin star and the first place by The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He’s also recognized for his work for the respect of nature, in particular his commitment to remove single-use plastic in his restaurant and the work in his gardens and with local producers.
The herbs and vegetables as well as all the products used by the starred chef Mauro Colagreco come directly from the restaurant’s gardens and from small local producers. His inspiration for creating the menus comes from observing nature and working in permaculture and biodynamics.
The philosophy of sharing and respect for the environment have always been part of the identity of his work and the Mirazur universe, with the desire to contribute to creating awareness around these values and become a reference point for sustainability in the restaurant sector.
Mauro Colagreco – Timeline :
2006 Opening of Mirazur Menton
2007 Revelation of the Year Gault & Millau, 17/20
2007 First Michelin Star
2009 Chef of the Year France Gault Millau Guide
2009 35th place in The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2010 4 toques Gault Millau France
2012 Second Michelin star
2012 24th place in The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2012 Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the Minister of Culture of French Republic
2013 Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux
2013 Chosen by Argentinian Cultural Ministry to be the Ambassador of Argentinian Gastronomy in the world
2013 28th place in The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2013 The 15 Most Influential Chefs of The Next Decade by Elite Traveler 2014 11th place in The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2015 Member of the International Jury of the Bocuse d’Or 2015
2015 11th place in The S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2016 Part of the official delegation of France’s Head of State in Latin America
2016 Nomination for one of the Young Chefs of the Year by Elite Traveler
2016 Mirazur integrates the list Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants in the World and is ranked no. 80
2016 6th place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2016 World Ambassador of the White Truffle of Alba
2016 Mirazur is part of “Les Grandes Tables du Monde”
2016 Chevalier de l’Ordre National de Mérite
2017 4th place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2018 3rd place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2018 Publication of his first book “Mirazur”, Catapulta Editores, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019 Third Michelin Star
2019 1st place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
2019 Named Chef of the Year by Le Chef Magazine
2020 1st restaurant in the world be certified “Plastic Free”
2020 – Named Sustainable restaurant by the Michelin Guide
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