RISOTTO w/ MATTEO JUNE 15th 1-3:30PM
About Matteo, “I was born and raised in Modena, Italy, or as I like to call it, the land of fast cars and slow foods. I came to the United States in 2016 to study, and my goal is to open my restaurant as I graduate.
I grew up spending a lot of time with my grandparents and my grandma taught me the basics of traditional cuisine. Growing up I kept spending more and more time cooking, mastering traditional plates like lasagna, tortellini, ravioli, risotto and so on. I had the privilege to learn different plates and new techniques from several renowned chefs all around the world, as well as working in different restaurants. My goal, in the kitchen, is to combine tradition with innovation, keeping it simple and delicious. Every time I cook for someone, I want to take my guests in a trip to Italy with me, having them learn something new about myself in every plate, offering them something that is unique but somehow close to the secular tradition my grandma taught me.”