Tucson Takes Over Parma, Italy

Maynards Executive Chef Brian Smith is representing Tucson in sister City of Gastronomy, Parma, Italy during their annual Gola Gola Festival! He is creating an arroz con leche dish for the dessert course of an exclusive dinner during the festival. The dish showcases Sonoran ingredients such as Bacanora-soaked dates, Prickly Pear foam and White Sonoran Wheat Berries. Chef Brian did a on-air segment creating the dish and talking about the trip on KGUN9’s The Morning Blend! Below is a gallery of images he has taken during his trip thus far. Be sure to check out our Instagram, which Chef Brian has taken over, to keep up with his trip!

See Part II of the photo blog here!