Vun Andrea Aprea

Italy

VUN – Andrea Aprea – born in Naples, Andrea’s cooking has Neapolitan dishes and products at is core, but uses the best ingredients in the Italian peninsula to create a taste journey that pays tribute to Italian cuisine. Andrea looks to overcome political conflicts and break away from the rhetoric of traditions when he creates his food. In 2011, Andrea became the head chef of VUN, in the center of Milan. His cuisine is inspired by his experiences in several places around the world, including London, Kuala Lumpur, Ravello, Florence and Lake Garda. The dishes at VUN are a dialogue between tradition and contemporaneity. Andrea focuses on the ingredients, as he believes these form the basis of every experience; they encapsulate knowledge of the region and the local gastronomic culture. The harmony that exists between tradition and the unique food of Italy allows Andrea to bring both flavors and places to the plate, building tales about landscapes through taste. These stories are intended to surprise and delight the taste buds, with unexpected elements hidden in the plate to deliver a natural experience.