A stop the new generation of gourmet lovers just can’t skip
A stop the new generation gourmet lovers just can’t skip is the Arnolfo restaurant in the Siena area, more precisely in Colle Val d’Elsa, where chef Gaetano Trovato has offered dishes inspired by contemporary Mediterranean food since 1982. Located in a Renaissance palace, the restaurant is named after Arnolfo di Cambio, a 12th century architect and sculptor born in Colle Val d’Elsa, who designed the Florence Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio.
Inside these walls a food architect now stands, who goes by the name of Gaetano Trovato. Gaetano became chef thanks to his passion, talent and creativity. His career began with an apprenticeship at Saint-Moritz, and continued in Ameglia under the guidance of chef Angelo Paracucchi. Other apprenticeships include Roger Vergé’s Moulin de Mougins and Gaston Lenôtre in Paris, where he found his balance and culinary determination. Listed under the Relais & Chateaux in the Michelin Guide 2016 for 16 consecutive years and boasting two stars, he has been nominated for personality of the year at Italia a Tavola and a member of Euro-Toques Italia. We met the master Trovato on the eve of the Christmas holidays to get a peak of the mouthwatering menus he will be offering in his cherished Arnolfo restaurant.
A landmark menu as the master himself describes it, with “excellent products that come straight from our region. Giving and sharing quality and the excitement for food are the guiding principles of my philosophy, because being a chef remains my true passion, enriched by constant research and a lot of satisfaction”.
A chef and a gentleman, a dreamer like all Sicilians, he made his dream come true in Colle Val D’Elsa, where he runs Arnolfo with his brother, offering a gourmet experience to lovers of Tuscan and traditional cuisine, presented with imagination and elegance.