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Andrea Migliaccio

Andrea Migliaccio

Andrea eventually returned to Naples, satisfying his desire to work with the ingredients and cook the dishes he had grown up with. He’s now held in the same high regard as the chefs he worked with across Europe, earning two Michelin stars at L’Olivo – the only restaurant on Capri to do so. Rather than trying to reinvent or transform classical Caprese dishes, he simply evolves and enhances the traditional flavours. Ischia-style rabbit and Passata of San Marzano tomatoes with buffalo ricotta and pesto are two dishes that highlight Andrea’s love of local ingredients, while his signature Red prawn with foie gras, green apple and gin shows how he can take well known Caprese flavours and give them a modern twist.

There’s nowhere in the world Andrea loves more than his home on Italy’s beautiful west coast, even though he spends a lot of time in Milan, where he is executive chef at Larte, another of his restaurants. When he’s not in the kitchen, food still plays an important part in his life – one of his favourite things to do is relax with friends and family to eat, just like his grandmother used to. ‘My friends know I’m a simple guy who enjoys traditional, easy cooking,’ he says, ‘even though I can be very demanding at work!’