I was born in Lodi in 1978 and grew up in a family of restauranteurs who, from the 60’s managed their own restaurant in the same province where I was born. My early years were spent seeing my father Sergio and mother Giusi run the restaurant which underwent continuous evolution. During the early to mid 1990, while still a teenager, I would sneak into the kitchen and prepare simple dishes for my friends while playing football for a local amateur team. I subsequently started a law degree at the Catholic University of Piacenza.
In 2003, together with my sister Anna Rita, we both decided to follow in the footsteps of our parents; I started out in the kitchen while Anna Rita took orders in the restaurant. I subsequently decided to pursue my passion further, attending many haute cuisine courses in prestigious cooking schools and then moving to further refine my creativity with award winning international chefs such as Nicola Dinato and Chicco Coria.
BY STEFANO GRANATA
My cooking inspiration begins with ingredients of the finest quality, which get re-elaborated with simplicity to bring out all the natural taste and please the eye, all while respecting the regional context and technical innovation. In my dishes, you will find a combination of ancient traditional tastes combined with modern elegance.