It all started on Il Conte, located on Grevgatan in Stockholm, winter -1994. Since that time a lot has happened and La Perla is now my 12th restaurant. A lot of good wines, foods and menus have passed by through the years this year is 20 th anniversary, therefore I have created "La Perla" In Italian means "A Pearl" .
In La Perlas menu I have chosen foods that have a special place in the heart of me and my families, some of the dishes are a "blast from the past" but also many new exciting dishes and flavors from the country I love so much! My interest in food and wine has always been in the center of my family, who origins from Taranto, located in southern Italy. I find my inspiration from Italy and Sweden, and trough out the years I have found my own way of present food I like and take pride in.
There is no mystery why i do what I do, with both parents being chefs. big dinners with great produce and many laughs where a very common thing when I grew up. I still remember how the homemade Foccaccia used to smell when i opened the door to the stairs leading to the kitchen. Today, I myself have three wonderful kids: they have all inherited my passion, which makes me very proud and happy!
Me and my beloved Åsa
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