Casa Matilda is a restaurant located in Milan’s Navigli district. Its mission is to give customers "not just the simple tastes of Italian tradition but a true sensory experience that can only come from first-class ingredients".
It's hard, then, to imagine a more fitting place for the installation of Cefla's microgreens Grow Unit, a project embraced by the restaurant's owner Filippo Tota as part of a partnership with NX Food and Metro to enrich the Casa Matilda menu with innovative content. Milan thus joins the list of places where it's possible to taste microgreens, foods with ultra-high nutraceutical value (with up to 40 times the vitamin content of traditional vegetables) and distinct organoleptic properties that intensify the taste of the new dishes created by Casa Matilda's chef.
All this is possible thanks to the fully automated Grow Unit, complete with its own LED lighting system, that lets restaurants grow microgreens right next to the plate! "Our goal is to provide a tool that puts natural, fresh produce right there, in the kitchen, improving the daily food experience" explains Stefano Pistis, Cefla Shopfitting product manager. “The Grow Unit is the result of C-LED's horticulture lighting know-how and Cefla Shopfitting’s retail furnishing experience. Close teamwork between Metro and its partners allows us to hone the potential of this product in the HoReCa field where the interest in all things natural, healthy and sustainable is huge”.