Concerned with an authentic and faithful interpretation of regional Italian cuisine and influenced by his native Southern Italian experience, Chef / Owner Aldo Vitale's culinary philosophy centers chiefly on the premise of simplicity.
Using only fresh, seasonal ingredients, his subtle and delicately-balanced style of cuisine is influenced greatly by Chef Aldo's belief that the inherent virtues of a dish's dominant flavors should be forthright and clear on the palate, while at the same time in harmony with the few, carefully-selected ingredients that compliment the dish.
Chef Aldo's honest approach to food and its preparation allows Guests to enjoy a dining experience that leaves them feeling satisfied rather than overindulged due to the excessive use of heavy ingredients such as cream and butter -- ingredients that mask the true essence of a carefully-balanced meal.
His preference for natural and organic ingredients leads to close working relationships with local farmers and purveyors to ensure each ingredient meets Chef Aldo's exacting standards. A menu that changes regularly to take full advantage of seasonal ingredients such as Italian white truffles from Alba also allows Chef Aldo the opportunity to use a variety of house-made products such as house-cured pancetta and soppressata, house-pickled vegetables, and herbs that are grown on premises, at his residence, or by farmers that Chef Aldo has personally selected and with whom he has a close rapport.