Fulvio Pierangelini
Creative Director of Food

Since joining the team in 2009, Fulvio Pierangelini, Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels has transformed the culinary offering, creating innovating traditional Italian menus and sensational dishes using the simplest ingredients.  

His Philosophy

Fulvio Pierangelini became world-renowned for his award-winning seaside restaurant Il Gambero Rosso in San Vincenzo (Livorno), and loved for his ebullient master classes and his edgy, intuitive and trend-setting recipes. He oversees the design of the menus in the restaurants at Hotel Savoy, Hotel de Russie, Verdura Resort, Hotel de La Ville, Masseria Torre Maizza, Villa Igiea and Hotel Amigo.

Fulvio’s personality and charisma matches his creativity and quest for perfection, and whether he is in Sicily or Northern Europe he conquers both the palates and the spirit of his guests through his vibrancy. For Rocco Forte Hotels’ Italian restaurants, Chef Pierangelini focuses the menus around the ingredients and flavours of each region. He brings a sense of harmony to the restaurants, so that they feel related to each other through the dishes served and cooking excellence.

Pierangelini, Fulvio
" You need courage for simple cooking."

The Importance of Ingredients

Fulvio Pierangelini is of Roman origin, but trained and practised in Tuscany. A household name in Italy, he has been described as a ‘food whisperer’, able to conjure magic out of the simplest and most familiar ingredients – seafood, fish, vegetables – and combining and presenting them in new and inventive ways whilst remaining true to Italian tradition.  His signature dish is the much-imitated Passatina di Ceci e Gamberi (puree of chickpeas with prawn), but he is also renowned for including the simple  pasta with tomato sauce on the menu at Il Gambero Rosso, proving that Michelin-starred food need not be complicated and fussy.

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