Trabocco a Pescara, on the Adriatic
Lago di Barrea
rom the western slopes in the heart of the Apennines to the eastern shoreline of the Adriatic, Abruzzo covers the widest range of terrain of any province in Italy. The mountainous regions are an ideal habitat for it's most famous export: the black truffle.
allo, my home town, which is in the province of Chiete
bruzzo lies in the central eastern part of Italy, stretching from the Appenines in the west to the Adriatic in the east.
Black truffles from the 'Truffle Zone' in Abruzzo
Saffron, from the highlands of central Abruzzo
ur lasagnas and pastas are made in-house using the finest durum (semolina) flour and eggs. Each shape is designed to go with whatever fresh produce is available in the local markets that week.
he goal is to create the right relationship between the texture and feel of the pasta, the flavors and textures of the main ingredients, whether meat or vegetable, and the sauce.
Preparing red and green peppers for a sauté
Hand cutting pappardelle
Preparing crayfish for a soup stock
Massimo and Gianfranco curing salmon fillets for gravlax
Making the day's noodles
Grandfather Villa d'Este, Lago de Como - Chef
Father Grand Hotel de la Ville, Rome - Chef
1969-1970 Florence, Italy
Hotel Excelsior - Training
1970-1971 Bonn, Germany
Ristorante Grand'Italia - Rotation through the entire kitchen
Ruland am Markt - Training
1971-1972 Dusseldorf, Germany
Hotel Breidenbacher Hof Grille and restaurant, front and back.
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1973-1974 Geneva, Switzerland
Hotel Restaurant du Parc des Eaux Vives - Chef
1975-1976 Montreal, Canada
Complexe DesJardins - Chef
1977-1979 Toronto, Canada
1979-1980 Rome, Italy
Il Giardinaccio - Chef
1980-1981 Florence. Italy
Grand Hotel Villa Cora - Maître d'Hotel
1982-1983 Caribbean, South America, Alaska, Pacific Coastline
Sitmar Cruise lines - Chef
1983-1985 San Francisco, CA
North Beach Restaurant - Maître d'/Sommelier
1985-2004 San Francisco, CA
Massimo's Catering - Owner/Chef
2004-2012 San Francisco, CA
L'Ortolano Fine Foods - International retail
Massimo's Organic Fine Foods- National retail
2012-Present San Francisco, CA
Marcella's Lasagneria - Owner/Chef
World Class cuisine means exactly that; the skill at creating great food comes from the exacting attention to detail that world class restaurants demand.
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