Fabio Pisani and Alessandro Negrini are the young chefs who have taken up the baton of Aimo and Nadia in their restaurant in Milan. Along with Stefania, the daughter of Aimo and Nadia, are today the heirs of that unique style which can gather, in a contemporary gesture, the legacy of the rich national culinary history, enriching and stratifying it with new meanings and signs.
Fabio Pisani, born in 1978 in Molfetta, Bari, where he graduated as a chef, has worked in major European maisons: three years in Paris at the Grand Vefour, two years in London at the Waterside Inn, a year at the restaurant Dal Pescatore in Canneto sull’Oglio, then he arrives at Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia in 2005.
Alessandro Negrini, also born in 1978 in Caspoggio Valmalenco, graduated at the Hotel-Management School in Sondrio. He worked at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz and at the Gallia Palace in Punta Ala before arriving at our restaurant; he worked here for three years and then he continued his training, two years at the Domaine de Châteauvieux in Geneva and one year at the restaurant Dal Pescatore in Canneto sull’Oglio. Fabio and Alessandro met here, and they become friends and constant companions in life at work.
In 2005 Alessandro returns back at Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, brings Fabio with him, and brings the desire to undertake a project with Stefania to build the future of the third generation of the Luogo.
In 2014 the Identità Golose guide named Fabio and Alessandro “Best Chefs”.
In 2005, another good professional, Nicola Dell’Agnolo, maître, is added to the young team that is forming. Born in province of Pordenone in 1971, he has extensive experience in Italy, Switzerland, France and England. From the hotel Nassauer Hof in Germany, to The Dorchester, The Connaught and The Tainte Claire in London, then back to Italy at La Certosa di Maggiano. Careful and respectful, he made his way over the years to welcome friends and customers of Aimo. Today, along with Stefania, Alessandro and Fabio he is a participant of the projects of the Luogo.
In October 2015 Nicola Dell’Agnolo received the “Fraizzoli Hospitality of Excellence Award” (“Premio all’ospitalità d’eccellenza Fraizzoli”) from Paolo Massobrio and Marco Gatti
In March 2014 Alberto Piras joined the Luogo team. Born in Milan in 1986, Alberto is a sommelier and has acquired wide experience in leading restaurants in Italy and abroad: Il Lago at the Four Season’s Hotel des Bergues, Geneva; Il Vino by Enrico Bernardo (world’s top sommelier), Paris; Sadler e Cracco, Milan. Nominated in 2011 the “ASPI Best Sommelier of Italy” (“Miglior Sommelier d’Italia Aspi”), in October 2015 he awarded “Sommelier of the Year” (“Sommelier dell’Anno”) in the Restaurants guide by L’Espresso and “Best Sommelier” (“Miglior Sommelier”) in the Identità Golose guide.
The talented Mario Peqini, born in 1987, is another member of the team. Born in Durrës, Albania, after obtaining his certificate from the Milan Hospitality and Catering School and several work experiences, including one at Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Mario continued his training at the Arti Culinarie Étoile School in Chioggia. After an important training with master pastry chef Roberto Rinaldi, in 2011 Mario Peqini rejoined the Luogo team as Pastry Chef himself. In 2012, the Identità Golose guide awarded him as the “Best Pastry Chef” (“Migliore Chef Pasticciere”).