Italy stands out from the rest of the world for two great features: culture and good food, don’t you agree?
And it’s not just regional products that are appreciated everywhere, but also gourmet patisserie, prepared with art, imagination and dedication by famous names such as Iginio Massari.
Do you know who I’m talking about? I think you might because he is considered one of the greatest Italian pastry chefs! Maybe you will have seen him on television programs dedicated to desserts.
I’m talking about a man who at a young age already showed a particular inclination towards the creations of cakes, so much so that at only 16 years he turned his interest towards Switzerland, acquiring the first experience of chocolate and pastry.
But that’s not all: not even a very serious road accident could stop Massari’s enthusiasm for everything concerning the “sweet” world.
You could be interested to know that this famous pastry chef is the winner of over 300 national and international competitions, prizes and awards.
If you find yourself in Brescia, do not miss a stop to admire and taste some delicacies prepared by the expert hands of Iginio Massari at his Pasticceria Veneto, inaugurated in 1971.
The pastry shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 7.45 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 7.45 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Who is Iginio Massari and how did he become one of the biggest Itlian Pastry chefs
If what you have read so far has aroused your interest and you want to know more about the well-known pastry chef from Brescia, read on and you will discover many other interesting things.
I will begin by telling you that Iginio Massari was born in Brescia on August 29, 1942, his father was a canteen manager and his mother a cook.
Very soon he showed a marked interest in colors, shapes and fragrances, so much so that he turned his attention to Swiss confectionery, of which he acquired the secrets in four years of experience.
Since then his knowledge of desserts grew more and more, thanks to new work experiences with large food companies, such as Bauli and Star.
The important skills acquired in this sector allowed him to obtain increasingly more important positions and soon he became a pastry chef loved and feared at the same time.
It was 1971 when he decided to open his first pastry shop in his hometown, following his wife’s wish.
In addition to receiving numerous national and international awards and recognitions, Massari is the author of several publications dedicated to:
- Sponge cake
- Life-size confectionery works
and so much more. Just think he has also become one of the most famous and beloved Italian television personalities.
That’s right and for him various formats have been designed, which have allowed the many aspiring pastry chefs to test themselves alongside one of the greatest Italian and international pastry chefs.
Discovering the delicacies of Iginio Massari: the Pasticceria Veneto
I would like to tell you briefly about the Iginio Massari’s famous Pasticceria Veneto located in Brescia. Here he wanted to create a workshop where he could devote himself to creating real confectionary masterpieces.
Once you have crossed the threshold of this place, you will be guided on an exciting journey dedicated to the finest gourmets.
From croissants to panettone, to biscuits, to traditional and innovative cakes, to delicious chocolates: everything is a riot of flavors, aromas and colors that will literally enchant you.