Chef At: La Capinera*
Taormina (CT), Italy
Pietro, as the blackcup, loves his proudly Sicilian origins: he was born in Taormina and attended the most prestigious culinary academy of the island, his starting point for a successful international career. At 21 years old he already works for the most illustrious English clientele in London’s Hyde Park kitchen. At 23 years old he opens the restaurant at the Grand Hotel Costa Esmeralda, one of the most important hotels in Costa Rica. At 24 years old he already prepares great banquets for the Sultan of Brunei at the at the Dorchester Hotel in London. At 26 he embarks on the Disney Cruise Line (Disney World Group) signing all the most gorgeous dishes of the Italian restaurants on the cruise, cooking for all the most important politicians in Florida. At 28 he becomes the executive chef at the Hotel Le Meridien Lingotto in Torpedo Turin with his kitchen brigade, cooking for football players and the managerial staff of Juventus. At 30 he directs a team of 28 chefs at the restaurant Il Gattopardo at the Grand Hotel Mazzaro SeaPalace, the most renowned five-star luxury of the Ionian Sea. At 31, after a pilgrimage that lasted over ten years, Chef D’Agostino crowns finally his dream opening hisown restaurant, La Capinera, dedicated to the richness of Sicilian cuisine renovated with an intelligent and innovative creativity.