Chef de Cuisine, Andiamo!
Speciality : Italian
Cooking Style: Easy. 1) Traditional 2) Seasonal 3) Innovative
Recipes I like to cook
Hi, My name is Alberto, and i'm from Sicily, Italy. I love cooking and find Pizza's and typical Mediterranean Italian cuisine to be my specialty. The food out of my kitchen sets a specific tone, serving authentic and genuine products from my land.
Where have I seen you before?
Previous work includes being in London, Egypt and now Dubai.
Can you describe your cooking in 3 words?
Easy. 1) Traditional 2) Seasonal 3) Innovative
Who/What has been the biggest influence on you cooking?
My loving grandmother :)
Why a chef?
Food has always been my main passion, and why not pursue a career in that! It makes you love your work all the more.
What do you cook yourself when you get home?
I like to try and test out various cuisines.
What makes a great dish?
Simplicity, in my opinion!
What is your favourite music to cook to?
My Grandmother's music! For example, Toto Cutugno and Nino D'Angelo =)
Who is at home?
Currently, my entire family, and friends from childhood are back home! They are my inspiration, and get me by each day !
Tell us something we might not know about you.
Ummmm, I have a love for tattoos ;)
What is your advice for budding chefs or even enthusiastic home cook?
Know who you're cooking for! Don't go into the kitchen with a halfy mentality - when you enter, there should be a 100% mindset. When you're cooking for a friend, don't be scared to experiment! And, put 100% of your heart into what you're cooking.
Surrounded by contemporary works of art, alongside a rustic exterior, diners can experience classic Italian dishes with a modern-day twist.