Umberto Caltabiano
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Umberto Caltabiano

Sicilian Chef creating Italian feasts in Somerset

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About the Chef

Umberto grew up on the beautiful island of Sicily where he learned to cook with his grandmother. Over the past 18 years he has worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Amsterdam, London, Bristol and Bath. Umberto's passion for sharing Sicilian food isdriven by his love for this unique cuisine: the product of a vast array of culi...... Umberto grew up on the beautiful island of Sicily where he learned to cook with his grandmother. Over the past 18 years he has worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Amsterdam, London, Bristol and Bath. Umberto's passion for sharing Sicilian food isdriven by his love for this unique cuisine: the product of a vast array of culinary influences, including Greek, Roman, Arab, Spanish and French cuisines. Before moving to Somerset, he lived and worked in London finding an appreciative audience for his food through an online gourmet takeaway service and also working in a busy Gastro pub in Dulwich where he prepared quirky celebration feasts for weddings, birthdays and anniversary parties as well as the seasonal menu of modern British classics. Now in Somerset, he is enormously excited by the great local produce on his doorstep and using these ingredients to produce the deceptively-simple dishes for which Italy is famed. Always learning and loving to try out new dishes, Umberto is experimenting with spice and Ottolenghi-inspired Mediterranean food currently. The Summer is already busy with celebration events being booked every weekend for intimate romantic dinners to large family get-togethers in country houses. Catering every type of event, Umberto's menu has evolved to include a variety of Italian tapas-style dishes called cicchetti. In keeping with his Italian heritage, these small plates are big on flavour and the variety means you you can pick and mix. This is great food for sharing and perfect for parties. Read all Hide

Location

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom +30 km

Spoken Languages

English, Italiano, Español

profile.partnerTags

Cooking class, Brunch, British, Italian, Sicilian, Mediterranean

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