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Chef's escape Simone Zanoni dans la région des lacs italiens



While he currently calls Paris home, his heart remains tethered to the shores of Lake Garda, his birthplace. The chef extends a warm invitation to explore the timeless flavors of his cherished region and savor the delicate effervescence of Franciacorta wine.

  • Two exclusive journeys designed with Chef Zanoni

  • Tasting dinner at Lido 84, Michelin-starred restaurant of his friend Riccardo Camanini

  • Private cruise on a legendary Riva yacht

  • Pasta workshop with a talented Chef, with a view on Lake Garda

  • Private tastings in exceptional vineyards

  • Picnic between the grapevines in a wine estate

  • Bike tour in the Bardolino hills

  • Luxury or Charm Hotels


These private journeys in the Italian Lake district are flexible and can be tailored to your preferred date and customized to suit your desires. Feel free to reach out.  

From €2,990 per person*

based on double occupancy

Departure from Milan

From €5,230 per person*

based on double occupancy

Departure from Milan

*Prices may vary when booking depending on availability

The dynamite Chef

Simone Zanoni is everywhere all at once. On television, on social media, in his vegetable garden, driving his Porsche and managing the restaurant in Paris, the George. The Michelin-starred Chef has energy overflowing and a ravaging smile: he brings truly a fresh wind in the Grande cuisine world.

Chef's Escape Simone Zanoni, a fast-paced journey in the Italian Lakes region

Zanoni learned everything there is to know about cooking at a very young age thanks to his grandmother. He quickly ended up leaving the small family farm in Salò, near Lake Garda, for London, to pursue his passion for cooking.


Simone Zanoni took a leap of faith, and it paid off. At 21, he was spotted by Gordon Ramsay himself and, in a few years, finds himself propelled as Chef of the only three-star Michelin restaurant in London! His mentor then entrusted him at the head of the prestigious Trianon Palace in Versailles. After eight years, he left the Gordon Ramsay galaxy and became the Chef of the George, the Michelin-starred Mediterranean restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris.


By reinventing new ways of doing Grande Cuisine, he found immediate success and was awarded a Michelin star. “Our clientele is relaxed and doesn't like the stiff atmosphere of starred restaurants. Neither do I, actually.”


Chef Zanoni is quite the tearaway and nothing can stop him on the road to success. During lockdown, he became a social media sensation with Casa Zanoni, daily videos right from his own kitchen full of vitality and warmth where he shared easy and delicious recipes. A brand emerged - the bomba atomica!, followed by books, TV appearances, cooking shows… Nothing stops Simone!


Behind the wheels of his Porsches or Ducatis, Simone Zanoni is definitely a 2.0 Chef.

L'art de la pasta italienne par le Chef Simone Zanoni
Voyage Hiddenist avec Simone Zanoni au lac de Garde


Juliana la vagabonda!” This is how Simone greets me, with a smile, when we talk on the phone.

Simone and I share common Italian roots and a love for traveling a hundred miles per hour. And for gastronomy, of course!


I met him in the farmer’s market in Versailles, where he knows every single producer. We went from stall to stall as he was enthusiastically showing me the seasonal mushrooms and the cheese from his favourite producer: “Mamma mia, you have to taste it, it’s bomba atomica.


He then took me to his vegetable garden which supplies the tables of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, before he gave me a crash course on homemade raviolis. We ate the raviolis right away. In his kitchen! What a dream for any self-respecting foodie!


Simone Zanoni, 1 Michelin star and his wife Greta & Juliana Angotti, Hiddenist
Juliana Angotti, Hiddenist & Simone Zanoni, the star chef of George restaurant

Simone Zanoni and I have been creating trip itineraries together for a while now.


He is overflowing with generosity and good energy. He shares with travellers his love for locally-produced food and always travels with his wife Greta: behind every great man, there’s a great woman!


We very naturally came up with the idea of designing two journeys in the region where he grew up, in Italy.


We wish you to enjoy life to the fullest with these bombe atomica trips!


Juliana Angotti, founder of Hiddenist

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