Foresaking a career as geometer, Francesco has chosen an unorthodox path to the culinary arts and now runs one of the most stylish destination restaurants in the area, La Locanda di Mezzo in Barga .
A journey which has spanned Australia to Europe, his training with some of the best Tuscan chefs in Florence and Milan, and working with the Albada family , proprieters of the Caiarossa label , have equipped him well for his chosen career. His style is modern, his use of the best local ingredients a mantra, with innovative taste combinations and a constant searching for new influences and how they can be absorbed into the traditional Tuscan cuisine. With flair and an eye for the art on the plate he creates a visual and culinary feast.
Francesco will be working with Giulio Turriani ,partner in the venture and front of house for La Locanda di Mezzo, to pair wines with food.