Fine Italian cuisine at Florentino
" Recognised as one of the country's leading authorities on Italian food he has been much sought after to train and mentor within the industry "
Bailliage members and guests witnessed fine Italian cuisine and top-class service at Grossi Florentino, Melbourne.
Opened in 1928, Florentino is one of Melbourne’s iconic dining venues. The restaurant has influenced the changing hospitality and food culture in the city. In 1999 it became Grossi Florentino once the Grossi family took the reins. Known and loved by the many who have experienced Grossi Florentino’s untiring hospitality over the last century.
Grossi Florentino’s food celebrates both Italian and Australian culture making reference to both past territory and its traditions together with its current territory from which is drawn great produce and inspiration.
“At Grossi Florentino we respect our environment to ensure that both produce and techniques we use are as sustainable as possible. We have strong relationships with our farmers and work closely with them to learn about the progressive practices to which these craftsmen dedicate so much time.”
Chef Guy Grossi is a devoted Chef and Restaurateur. He owns Grossi Restaurants including Florentino, Ombra Salumi Bar, Arlechin, and Garum Perth. Recognised as one of the country's leading authorities on Italian food he has been much sought after to train and mentor within the industry. Also to evoke thinking around the future of food and hospitality. Chef Guy is a recent Fellow of the International Specialised Skills Institute and Co - Founder of The Melbourne Tomato Festival.
His passions lie within his cooking and sourcing pure ingredients prepared with integrity. Chef Guy is driven to share his knowledge and experiences through his bestselling books: Love Italy, Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen, My Italian Heart, Secrets and Recipes and Cellar Bar.
Devoted to preserving culture and traditions he is also a dedicated philanthropist committing much of his personal time and funds in assisting young people in need and mentoring others.
Chef Guy's restaurants attract great praise. What gives him most joy is the satisfaction of feeding the hungry.
Vive la Chaîne!