Travellers through continental Europe will soon be able to savor the celebrity chef's famous pasta recipes while waiting for their boarding call. New locations of the Jamie's Italian restaurant chain are slated to open in French, German, Swiss and Dutch airports over the coming years.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver owns six different restaurant chains, including Jamie's Italian, which already boasts over 30 locations around the world from the UK to Hong Kong and Australia. Like all of the Essex native's eateries, Jamie's Italian aims to emphasize healthy meals and fresh ingredients. Obviously, the chef's love of Italian culinary traditions is in the spotlight; guests can choose from a wide assortment of antipasti, mains such as osso bucco-style lamb and Italian burgers, and Italian-inspired desserts such as affogato and vanilla cheesecake.
Jamie's Italian in Europe
An institution in the UK and Australia, Jamie's Italian is still unknown to Europeans who have not encountered the chain abroad. Now however, the chef is planning to bring his al dente pasta dishes to his neighbors across the Channel. Oliver's company recently sealed a partnership with SSP Group, the concessionaire that runs several chains around the world, according to Hospitalityandcateringnews.com.
Travellers passing through France will be the first to taste Jamie Oliver's Italian offerings on the continent, as a location will be opened as part of the renovation of the Nice-Cote d'Azur airport. French gastronomy heavyweights such as Thierry Marx and Mauro Colagreco are also expected to bring their cuisine to the tourist hub, where the new restaurants are expected to open in around two years.
The partnership also involves the development of airports in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.