Following the unexpected announcement that Piccolino would be bowing out from its London Road residence, fan-favourite TV chef Gino D’Acampo has revealed that he’ll be taking the reigns, moving into the venue with his upscale Luciano concept.
The second restaurant under the new brand – which is named after his son – the Alderley Edge restaurant will join the recently opened ME Hotel London restaurant, serving ‘upmarket Italian dining’ in the heart of Cheshire. Fans of Piccolino will know that it isn’t a far cry away from what the original restaurant had to offer, except, the new concept will provide a Gino twist to each and every dish, with the chef himself set to be in attendance for the launch night this January 24th.
Priding itself on ‘authentic Italian service’ alongside classic Italian dishes, guests will be able to tuck into plates such as black truffle gnocchi, grilled veal, grass-fed steaks and Neapolitan-style pizzas in a ‘premium’ space, adding a touch of luxe to Gino’s successful restaurant empire.
Speaking on the impending opening, Gino D’Acampo said: “I have many friends in Alderley Edge and the surrounding areas, it’s an amazing place and one in which I’m super excited to open. The location on London Road couldn’t be any better, it’s a fantastic property. I’m looking forward to spending time here with the amazing team, and our incredible, loyal guests.”
Managing Director of Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, Mat Cunningham, added: “We’re looking forward to bringing Luciano to Alderley Edge. Gino’s influence in the kitchen is significant, not just in terms of the sourcing of ingredients and creation of dishes, but the impact he has on chefs who love to work with him and aspire to his talent and attention to detail. He’s incredibly hands-on.”
Luciano joins Gino D’Acampo’s existing restaurant chains including My Restaurant and the recently axed grab-and-go concept, My Pasta Bar, which has swiftly been replaced by the brand new concept.