“An innovative business model brought (LUME) a (Michelin) star...” writes MAG Magazine in a dedicated article featuring an extensive interview to MB America CEO Marco Bruzzi and LUME executive chef Luigi Taglienti.
On April 10th 2017, MB America and Filippo Marazzi Foundation’s Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti attended the Okaloosa County School Board meeting during which the Consul General of Italy in Miami, Gloria Bellelli, and the Okaloosa County School District (OCSD) Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian Government and the Okaloosa County Public Schools District for the launch of the Italian Cooperative Program, a program funded by MB America, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation and Mayac Inc.
"We are excited to expand educational opportunities for young people across Florida and we are honored to partner with the Okaloosa County School District, the Ente Gestore ODLI Inc - a branch of the Italian Ministry for the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the General Consulate of Italy in Miami and Mayac Inc. for the development of the Italian language and culture in the US," said Marco Bruzzi, MB America CEO and Filippo Marazzi Foundation Vice-President. "We are thrilled about the enthusiasm and energy that students have for learning a new language. The fact that this new language is Italian and that they can learn it thanks to our support, makes all this even more exciting for us."
With generous support from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MB America, together with the OCSD, the Filippo Marazzi Foundation and Mayac Inc, launch the "Italian Cooperative Program" (ICP) by paying for the teacher’s salaries, textbooks and teaching materials. Beginning at Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School in the 2017/18 school year, the OCSD will provide the facility space and educational support required to make this program a success for all students involved.
This program will give native Italian language instruction to the dependents of active duty Italian Air Force members who will be stationed at Eglin AFB, FL, as part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Additionally, the ICP will provide American students the opportunity to learn the Italian language and culture.
OCSD Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson stated, "We are so excited to begin the Italian Cooperative Program in Okaloosa’s Schools. It will benefit our students because the importance of cultural experiences is vital to living in a global society."
Financial Times journalist, Jaclyn DeGiorgio, praises the innovative design techniques used in the renovation of a porcelain factory into W37, the building complex in which LUME is situated, describing it as the perfect setting for Executive Chef Luigi Taglienti’s "highly anticipated return to the kitchen."
Paula Jacob at Casa Vogue describes visiting LUME as an artistic and sensory experience, in which the restaurant exhibits its artwork both through the historic yet contemporary design of the site but also the exceptional creations emerging from Executive Chef Luigi Taglienti’s kitchen.
Italian-native but Miami-based hair stylist Luca Mencarini chose 93 Palm, Al Capone's former mansion renovated and managed by MB America, as the setting for its latest photo shoot.
With its historic details, suggestive scenarios and iconic pool, the mansion offered the perfect backdrop for capturing his latest styles.
An extensive and in-depth interview to our Chef Luigi Taglienti published on ll Piacere della Lettura - the Italian newspapers Il Giorno, Il Resto del Carlino and La Nazione supplement.
The article captures the Chef's philosophy and talks about LUME and MB America project.
The Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta is currently the largest youth sailing regatta in the United States. With 661 sailors from 27 countries and 20 states, this regatta is consistently rated the most fun and best in the US for youth sailors and their families. Held at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami (Florida), the regatta includes 4 days of competition between Christmas and New Years and opens to Club 420, Laser, Radial, and Optimist classes. Thanks to MB America's CEO Marco Bruzzi, for the first time ever representatives of the Italian Sailing Federation also participate in the regatta this year.
On the occasion of Eataly’s 10 year anniversary in Turin, our Chef, Luigi Taglienti has been invited, together with super-talented colleagues, to participate at the "Piovono Stelle" gourmet dinner and to create a dedicated dish.
A selection of relevant articles featuring MB America, the Michelin-Starred restaurant LUME in Milan and Chef Luigi Taglienti.
MB America and Filippo Marazzi Foundation join forces to improve the quality of patients’ life and the quality of doctors and nurses' work in the poorest Countries.
In collaboration with the Artist Matteo Setti and Composer Daniele Falangone, they release the "The Happiest Season of All" album, which contains six from the most popular festive songs, performed by Matteo Setti.
The EP costs only 10 euro and all proceeds go to charity towards a telemedicine program developed by Why Not Teens and supported by the Filippo Marazzi Foundation in order to deliver health care services, where distance is a critical factor.
For more info and to purchase "The Happiest Season of All" album, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two new awards in addition to those recently received: Cucina D’autore by "Alberghi e ristoranti d’Italia 2017" guide of the Italian Touring Club and Restaurant News of the Year by the guide "I Cento Milano 2017"
LUME, the restaurant led by chef Luigi Taglienti, has been awarded a Michelin Star at the presentation of the Michelin Guide 2017 – the 62th Italian edition – at the Teatro Regio in Parma.
This important award comes just five months after the restaurant opened its doors and recognizes the fantastic work of chef Taglienti and his team as well as the contribution of MB America, who designed and created the restaurant.
The Michelin Guide gave the following explanation for the decision: “The very name of LUME is indicative of the key role light plays in the restaurant, courtesy of the large windows. The kitchen revolves around the big personality of chef Luigi Taglienti, who serves up modern, creative dishes which draw on both Lombardy and Liguria, his home region.”
“It’s a lovely surprise. I’m delighted and honoured with this award, which will spur us on to be even better. We’re an Italian restaurant and we want to be an ambassador for Italian excellence in the international domain.” Executive chef Luigi Taglienti commented the award.
LUME is part of W37, an exclusive, multi-functional complex set in the industrial setting of the former Richard Ginori factory, in the Naviglio Grande area of Milan.
The Consulate General of Italy in Miami “Premio Eccellenze Italiane in Florida 2016” to Emanuela Verlicchi Marazzi, modenese entrepreneur and philanthropist, originally from the Romagna region, founder of the Filippo Marazzi Foundation (FFM).
The annual recognition was presented by Gloria Marina Bellelli, Consul General of Italy in Miami and Luigi Bava, President of ODLI (Organization for the Diffusion of the Italian Language, National Manager which operates under the official auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The awards ceremony was last October 29th at 93 Palm, the luxurious residence managed by MB America, Italian-American investment and real estate company, also responsible for the architectural renovation. “I'm glad with this awards ceremony, which marked the final event of the Il mese della Cultura italiana, Italo – Americana in Florida”, said the Consul General Gloria M. Bellelli. “I'm excited and honored to have received this award”, said Emanuela Verlicchi Marazzi. “This award was a pleasant surprise and infuses new ideas for the projects I'm developing with Marco Bruzzi and Monica Melotti, Vice Presidents of the Filippo Marazzi Foundation”.
The reasons of the award, given in the nameplate, “... with the support for the diffusion of Italian culture in the world honors our country and demonstrates the ability of the earth. With the hope ofgreat success and the recognition for the important results in the education field and the diffusion of the Italian language and culture, which continue to characterize the institutional activities of the Filippo Marazzi Foundation”.
Emanuela Verlicchi Marazzi founded the Foundation in memory of her late husband Filippo Marazzi, first in Italy in 2014 and then in the US in 2015. In particular, in Miami, in collaboration with ODLI, the FFM has established a scholarship for young Italian talented graduates in literary disciplines, to give them the opportunity to teach the language, art and culture Made in Italy to the students to the American colleges and universities, such as the Miami Country Day School and the Keiser University.
On September 22nd, MB America sponsored "The Best of Italy Gala Night" presented by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Southeast.
Held at the Historic Alfred I Dupont Building in Miami, the event celebrated IACC Southeast's 25th Anniversary and aimed to promote the Made in Italy movement here in Miami. Several different initiatives were organized as part of the program, including an Italian cars exhibition on Downtown’s Flagler Street and a VIP Cocktail Party followed by an exclusive Gala Dinner.
In front of an audience of over 300 guests, the "Made in Italy Ambassador Award" was presented to the leading companies Buccellati and Snaidero Usa, "who played a crucial role in the exportation and promotion of Italian style and design in the USA".
Sky choose W37 Venue as the location for its brand new Sky Cinema advert with actor Salvatore Esposito to promote the new features included in the "Sky Box Sets". Watch the video produced by Nonsololoft and Utopia.
On October 15th, MB America and the Filippo Marazzi Foundation presented Taste & Music, a multi-talent international event, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
Bringing together culinary and musical art, an exclusive four-hands dinner prepared by Chef Luigi Taglienti and Chef Brad Kilgore was served, followed by Luisa Maggioni and Matteo Setti’s concert.
View the photo gallery of the event here.
The Filippo Marazzi Foundation and MB America partner to present
TASTE & MUSIC, a concert featuring multi-talented international artists Matteo Setti and Luisa Maggioni. The event will take place in the Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132) on October 15th, 2016 from 9-10.30 pm.
Food & Beverage Magazine talks about the new restaurant LUME: the cuisine, the space and the project. A great description of both the food and the managing side with the contribution of Marco Bruzzi, MB America’s CEO.
A great article talking about LUME and Chef Luigi Taglienti on the Italian magazine "L’Espresso. LUME restaurant highly recommended and our Chef described as the best chef from Liguria of the last 15 years.