For The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2013 and Lavazza, Massimo Bottura has created a playful rendition of the classic Italian Tiramisu, entitled It’s just a dessert. Adding to the infinite renditions prepared globally, chef Bottura has made a proper mess of it, betraying expectations in the name of flavour. With this dessert, to be served to The World's 50 Best chefs in London, Massimo Bottura teases the imagination to trigger a new experience of this much-loved dish. Served in a Lavazza espresso cup, the Italian espresso ritual is upended: crunchy and creamy, warm and cold, It’s just a dessert sweet-talks the palate with vanilla mascarpone foam, crumble of amaretto, hazelnuts and almonds, Lavazza Tierra coffee gelato and a final whisper of golden yolk.
The history of Lavazza starts with a small grocery store opened by Luigi Lavazza in 1895, in the historic district of Turin. The small shop specialised in roasting and selling coffee, and in 1927 became what is now known as Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
Lavazza's history is the story of a successful company, and is also the tale of a family which has worked passionately for four generations, striving to combine quality, tradition and originality so drinking a Lavazza coffee is always a pleasure.