The world renowned chef Massimo Bottura has accepted Lateral Event’s invitation to collaborate in a ground-breaking public show to be toured in theatres across Australia in August 2019.

The charisma, energy, charm, boundless creativity and determination to challenge are reasons enough for Massimo Bottura to be the world’s most in-demand chef. His restaurant, Osteria Francescana, has three Michelin stars and ranks number one on this year’s list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It’s located in Northern Italy in his hometown city called Modena, where the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born.

Massimo is known also from the Netflix original series, Chef’s Table. He pulls traditional Italian dishes apart, mines his memories and presents the familiar in unfamiliar ways. Audiences see hallmarks of Italian cuisine – tortellini, lasagne, risotto – but in completely new forms. On the plate they look like canvases of abstract expressionist painters.

Massimo Bottura is famous in the culinary world for telling the story of his childhood and life in Italy through his cooking, expressing themes of art, history, family, music and more. He is described as “poet, storyteller and artist as much as a cook”.


Join Massimo Bottura in the ‘Afterlife Club’ for a glass of wine and some antipasti as he winds down after the show. Chat about absolutely anything, have the obligatory photo and enjoy the intimate setting.

Lateral Events deeply regrets that the two August shows with Massimo Bottura in Australia have been cancelled. The cancellation is due to a number of factors beyond our control.

Refunds for Afterlife ticket holders will be processed this week, back to the card used for purchase. You should receive an automatic notification from eWay for this refund.

Cancelling shows is the last thing we like to do, and we sincerely apologise to all those looking forward to seeing Massimo on stage.

We hope to see Massimo back on our shores in the not too distant future.