chef-name: Luciano Bossegia

Luciano Boseggia was born in northern Italy, and at age 13, during a school vacation, Luciano found a temporary job in the Hotel Serenella, a tourist hotel in Italy. He was a general helper until one day someone in the kitchen became sick, and Luciano substituted for him. He never left the profession. He stayed at the hotel for 4 years, taking management and culinary courses at the suggestion of the owner. At 18, after a year in the military, he traveled throughout Europe, ending up on the south coast of England. Then in 1979, he returned to Italy to manage the La Vecchia Lugana Restaurant in Simione.

In 1985, he was invited to Brazil by Rogerio Fasano to manage and cook for their Restaurant Fasano for three months. Nine years later in 1994 he started a second restaurant for the family Fasano, called Gera, and later, a third restaurant called Restaurant Parigi.

In November 1999, Chef Boseggia left the Fasano family to open his first new restaurant, “Cardinale” (homage to actress Claudia Cardinale), and Great Chefs Television was on the scene to record it. Chef Luciano prepared a Black Spaghetti Nest with Lobster as an appetizer; a Rack of Lamb entrée and a Lemon Zabaglione with mixed fruit for their Great Chefs of the World television series which was airing on The Discovery Channel.

In 2005, he tired of São Paulo and looked for a lighter life in Rio de Janerio. He found many opportunities, until finally ending up as the Executive Chef at the Alloro Ristorante on the ground floor of the Windsor Atlantica Hotel, right on the coast, in the heart of Rio.

In 2012, it won the prize of Best Italian Restaurant in Brazil. Congratulations to Great Chef Luciano Boseggia and his staff!