Cristina Bowerman, one of the few Italian women chef awarded a Michelin star and other prestigious awards, was born in Italy in Cerignola, in the province of Foggia (Apulia).
After graduating in Law in 1992 she left Puglia for the United States, to San Francisco. In California she alternated forensic studies and graphic design to working at Higher Grounds, a coffee house in San Francisco where she developed her passion for cooking, that she had always cultivated largely due to her mother’s and grandmother’s teachings.
In 1998 she moved to Austin, where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts. There – in particular thanks to the experience at the Driskill Grill – she developed discipline and technique, working a lot on sharpness, definition and concentration of flavors.
A lot of success in the years till June 2018, during a ceremony at the Townhall of Rome, when she is awarded “Premio Simpatia per le storie 2018”, granted for social merits. Within the same month, during the 18th edition of the “Festival of Italian Cuisine”, in Pesaro, she is awarded “Premio Galvanina” as Best Chef for the year 2018.
Glass was born in 2004 in the hearth of the picturesque borough of Trastevere, in Vicolo del Cinque. Immediatley, the venue strikes for its innovative architectural and aesthetic choices. But it’s only in 2006, when chef Cristina Bowerman takes the lead of the kitchen, that Glass truly gets off the ground. Shortly, the major national and international guides aknowledge their efforts: 2 forks for Gambero Rosso, 3 medals for Touring Club, 1 chef’shat for L’Espresso and, in 2010, the star on the eminent Michelin guide. The menu is constantly updated with new dishes, the result of the Chef’s travels, studies and experimentations. New recipes are added to some unmissable “classics”, such as the Amatriciana ravioli or the Veal tongue pastrami with giardiniera style vegetables, ciauscolo sauce and mustard ice-cream.
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