Personally, I always compete with myself. I like to eat, even in large portions. So as soon as I can and have some time, I do sport.
Among the most practiced sports by Davide Oldani are cycling – a solitary and competitive sport, and tennis, the latter being a more recent passion of the chef. His passion for sport began when he was a child, as he played football at the church’s oratory. Speaking of the sport that Davide started and temporarily abandoned, he told us about his experience with golf, which he began in the United States.
Yes, the Kinesis is fantastic piece of equipment, a work of art... In theory, I should use it myself, but time is always short. My clients can only watch it (laughs).
For Davide Oldani, harmony in a menu only exists when you don’t have the repetition of ingredients. Harmony in food is also to never repeat the same ingredient more than once. That is when you make tasteful, modern and healthy cuisine.
No, actually some of them asked me if they could cook with me. One of them was the swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri. I cooked pasta with him. Everyone wanted pasta. Sportsmen are used to sacrifice and when they want to treat themselves, they ask for simple dishes. In that sense, it was a pleasure to please them.
Based on this statement, we have asked him if it is not true that carbohydrates are enemies of sport. Oldani replied by telling us that nothing is man's enemy, not even that famous chocolate cream. The important thing is to eat a little of everything, with balance. Then you have to deal with the metabolism, which is different for each of us. Today, compared to the past, technology helps us to better understand who we are and what we need to do to train ourselves.
Deepening his strategy for the harmonious cuisine, he tells us that in D’O there are two chefs, two "heads of game", and for each dish there is a discussion. If there are four ingredients from four different parts of the kitchen on the plate, the four "matches" must synchronize perfectly. Ingredients are crucial, as a good dish starts there.
When the activity goes well there is little to be angry about. You get angry only if you're not organized in the head. I understand that the screams they made to me are not necessary.
For example, he tells us that at the time nightmarish hours had to be respected, arriving in the kitchen at 5.30 am and leaving only at midnight. Ramsay was in charge of the fish and he worked the meat. It was hard. It was the time when French cuisine dictated law; fortunately, today everything has changed and so have the laws on working hours for cooks.
Coming to the spot with Roger Federer, we asked him if the alchemy on the spot was because of the director’s skill or if instead it was genuine. Oldani answered that in everything he does there was nothing pre-packaged. He continued by saying that with Roger a good harmony had been immediately established, as he is sincerely interested in cooking. They then talked at length about many topics including the way to cook certain dishes. He seemed to him as a person with some experience.
I played in the past, now I have resumed with him.
He is very fond of cooking. In my opinion, he would not have even accepted the spot had he not been interested in the product. We have talked about many things. For example, the day before seeing me, he had met Björn Borg, who himself is a very interesting man.
I would have liked to look like Baggio, because he managed to connect his head with his feet. That should not be taken for granted.