On February 17, the Italian president Mattarella and the German president Steinmeier met in Milan. And chef Davide Oldani cooked his special Milanese risotto for them
Two presidents and two "friends" who meet to think together about how to fight the Coronavirus and relaunch Europe. On September 17, the president Sergio Mattarella met with the president of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on an official visit to Milan to concretely demonstrate the proximity of Germany to Italy in this difficult time. The interview took place a Royal Palace where the two presidents, who share the political vision of European integration, also listened to the testimonies of some former Italian Covid-19 patients who were hosted in German health facilities during the most tragic moments of the health emergency and the stories of medical staff. Mattarella and Steinmeier respected the distances and wore masks: “I am very happy to be here. We haven't seen each other for many months, it was the right time to hug us but we can't ”, said the German president.
Saffron and Milanese rice: Oldani cooks his risotto for presidents
For such an excellent meeting, the "Breakfast" could only be up to it. The two presidents were able to taste a special saffron risotto, traditional Milanese dish, prepared by the Milanese chef Davide Oldani in its retelling "Saffron and Milanese rice". The chef recounted the emotion of the day in a post and a story on Instagram quoting Steinmeier's words: "Thirty years ago, at the Hotelier, they could have told me that one day, during a pandemic, I would have cooked "FRIENDS" for two Presidents … "a friendship, theirs, absolutely solid". They hadn't seen each other for many months and this would be the right time to hug. But now, it can't be done. Thank you Presidents Mattarella and Steinmeier for giving us a life lesson even today ”. And we would like to say, thanks also to chef Oldani, for his Italian cooking lesson.