The restaurant “Attimi by Heinz Beck”, opened inside Rome’s Fiumicino airport, the only stopover in the world to host the award-winning chef’s restaurant, has won the prestigious “Best Restaurant in Mobility” of La Liste, the most authoritative international selection of haute cuisine restaurants. The award was presented in Paris, in an important ceremony held at the Quai d’Orsay, home of the French Foreign Ministry.
The restaurant, created thanks to the partnership between Beck&Maltese Consulting and Chef Express of the Cremonini Group, has introduced completely new concepts in commercial airport catering. “Attimi” is located in the boarding area of the capital’s intercontinental flights: 3,000 square meters completely dedicated to the culinary and wine offer that reaches its highest expression with Beck’s restaurant.
Chef Heinz Beck is renowned the world over for the “La Pergola” restaurant in Rome and for several other concepts created in Italy, Portugal, Dubai, Japan and England. The concept “Attimi” comes from the analysis of the eating habits of travellers and it is the precise attention towards time that characterises this gastronomic experience: three different “time menus” have been created for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on how long the customer can stay while waiting for departure.
Because when you have to catch a plane, as you know, the time available is a determining factor: and with “Attimi by Heinz Beck” one can eat “fast” with a “slow” quality.
Privileging quality and originality, in order to counteract the ever-increasing standardisation on a global level of ingredients and flavours, is in fact the other objective of “Attimi by Heinz Beck”, which is located in an airport environment where the pursuit of excellence in terms of the offer is high.
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