We interview the Chefs

Executive Chef Matteo Lorenzini

11 July 2016 Published in Talk to the Chef
Matteo Lorenzini was born in Siena in 1985. After graduating from the renowned school for catering and tourism 'Buontalenti' in Florence, he spent more than six years in France working alongside such masters as Alaine Ducasse. Such was Matteo's reputation from the start he was named one of best young talents by L 'Espresso after a short but extraordinary experience at Tre Lune of Calenzano. A Michelin star soon followed in 2014. At SE•STO on…

Chef Ermanno Nicolella

10 April 2016 Published in Talk to the Chef
Chef Nicolella is from Ischia Island, born in 1977, he became the “enfant prodige” of the island cooking scene there. He started traveling around the world furthering his professional career. During his travels he spent time in London working with Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Hotel and in Paris with Christofe Rouge at Palace Hotel.  Eventually, he decided to come back to his “roots” and return to Ischia where he worked for ten years as sous chef at…

Riccardo Di Giacinto

26 October 2015 Published in Talk to the Chef
We talked to Riccardo Di Giacinto as part of the Taste of Roma event and we met over a wonderful aperitif directly in his All'Oro Ristorante in central Rome. We spoke about his training in Italy and experiences abroad with great chefs such as Ferran Adrià of elBulli and Marco Pierre White in the UK. All'Oro opened in April 2007 and, having moved to a majestic new location near Piazza del Popolo, is still overseen in every detail by…

Arcangelo Dandini

09 March 2016 Published in Talk to the Chef
Arcangelo Dandini was born in the Castelli Romani and is the fourth generation of restaurateurs dedicated to the culinary traditions of the Eternal City. Angelo Dandini's first restaurant was 'Il Simposio' beside Enoteca Costantini in Piazza Cavour which he opened after working closely with Aimo Moroni  in Milan. Today, at Ristorante L'Arcangelo, he has brought new techniques to traditional Roman dishes without losing that essential link to a glorious past.

Antonino Cannavacciuolo

18 May 2015 Published in Talk to the Chef
The cuisine of Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo is a combination of the traditions of both South and North Italy. His has not only been a gastronomic journey, but also a personal one having left his native Vico Equense along the Sorrento coast to move to Lake Maggiore with his wife, Cinzia, a native of Orta. To cite a well known phrase of Cannavacciuolo: “While visiting the lake, the Mediterranean fell in love and bore the Alps…

Chef Ernesto Iaccarino, Don Alfonso 1890

06 February 2015 Published in Talk to the Chef
Ernesto Iaccarino is the Executive Chef of the Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 located in the enchanting village of Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi on the Sorrentine Peninsula and with breathtakingly stunning views of the island of Capri. It is a legendary restaurant and also part of Relais & Chateaux Hotel Don Alfonso. Don Alfonso Iacccarino, Chef Ernesto Iaccarino and their team collect use a unique combination of daily fresh ingredients from both the nearby sea and…

Executive Chef Alberto Fol

07 July 2015 Published in Talk to the Chef
Alberto Fol is Executive Chef of the Ristorante la Cusina of the Westin Europa and Regina Hotel in Venice He was born in the nearby city of Treviso and spent a lot of time as a child in the Dolomites where he developed a fascination for nature. This gave him an appreciation for the smells and tastes of each season which eventually led him to culinary school. He has worked in a number of Italy's luxury…