Tokyo's healthcare workers to get Michelin-starred meals courtesy of Bvlgari
Bvlgari Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, a one Michelin-starred restaurant, is delivering lunch boxes to medical institutions and hospitals in Tokyo twice weekly.
Since the start of the pandemic, jeweller Bvlgari has been supporting the scientific and medical communities in the fight against the coronavirus. In line with these efforts, Bvlgari Japan and Bvlgari Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin have now joined forces to create lunch boxes for medical personnel in Tokyo who are at the forefront of the battle.
Bvlgari Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, located in the Bvlgari Hotel in Ginza, ranks 17th on the 2020 list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. The restaurant is known for weaving in fine Japanese influences into innovative Italian cuisine.
The menu for the restaurant's lunch box project was created by Executive Chef, Luca Fantin. It consists of healthy and delicious food, such as asparagus salad, aubergine parmigiana and tiramisu tart. The lunch boxes will be delivered twice a week to hospitals and medical institutions that have been designated to fight the virus in Tokyo, Japan.
“We would like to show our respect and gratitude to all the medical personnel who go above and beyond their job responsibilities and continue their enormous effort at the forefront in fighting this pandemic, to protect lives,” Fantin said.
“I prepared a simple Italian menu, mostly composed of seasonal ingredients with high nutritional content that allows them to experience the current season, in line with the principle that we always strive for at the restaurant. We hope that it brightens up their spirits during their busy schedule.”
On April 22, 180 lunch boxes were delivered to medical personnel at the Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Centre Kamagome Hospital. The next day, an additional set of 200 lunch boxes were delivered to the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine.
The next deliveries to the two medical institutions are scheduled for April 27 and April 28 respectively.
“We would like to show our respect and gratitude to all the medical personnel who go above and beyond their job responsibilities and continue their enormous effort at the forefront in fighting this pandemic, to protect lives." – Luca Fantin
Walter Bolognino, President and CEO at Bvlgari Japan said, “These are very emotionally intense days for all of us, but we know that soon we will overcome them. We are going to make it only thanks to the great contribution that doctors, nurses and researchers give to our society, every single day. The Bvlgari Japan donation is a simple act to share our gratitude for those people that with their work, allow us to have hope.”
As of April 24, Japan has reported 12,023 confirmed cases and 299 deaths. The government has declared a nationwide state of emergency until May 6.