Mantra or the first raw vegan and gluten free restaurant in Milan.
Well, I should say in Italy! Mantra is actually the very first restaurant to combine together foods that are raw, vegan and gluten free. This means no wheat or any cereals with gluten, no processed foods, nothing is cooked above 42° C and no products coming from animals whatsoever.
In the US or in Australia, this food is more common and it comes with no surprise that the Mantra chef and food designer, the talented Alberto Minio Paluello, got his diploma at the prestigious Matthew Kenney Accademy in Santa Monica, California, and worked then at MAKE, always in Santa Monica and at RASA Juice Bar in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
What surprised me actually was the beauty of the food that I chose to eat and how incredibly tasty it was!