Born in Milan, and relocated to South Africa in 1999. Has opened seven successful eateries in Cape Town, including 95 Keerom, 95 at Morgenster, and 95 at Parks.
Current Owner-chef at Carne, 95 Keerom, 95 at Parks and 95 at Morgenster
Restaurants he rates in 2019
For a casual meal La Tête. Consistent and unusual menu, no frill.
For a special occasion Aubergine. Old-school restaurant with class and charm.
For a guilty pleasure On Monday nights, I often see chef colleagues at Carne and  Keerom.
For a Winelands experience 95 at Morgenster. Solid food and a super view.
For authentic cuisine Nobu. Best for my Sunday night off.
Best new restaurant Kwéyòl at Botanik Social House (Queen Victoria Street), Afro-Caribbean at its best in a grand venue.
Best “oldie but goodie” Bukhara. Never disappoints.
The best restaurant overall Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine; and Overture, always a must.
Restaurants he rated in 2018
For a casual meal Saigon
For a special occasion Aubergine
For a healthy meal Hokey Poké
For a quick bite Melt Cafe
For a Winelands experience 95 at Morgenster
For authentic cuisine Bukhara in the Central Business District
The best restaurant overall La Tête