” Miamici Delle Alpi it’s to live a great experience as if you were in Italy! An invitation to travel. It’s the complete opposite of having an Italian restaurant in France,” explains Francesco De Stefano, chef of the new restaurant. Miamici Delle Alpi at Galeries Lafayette.
A new gourmet address that we owe to catering and lifestyle professionals, Clément Marie, Alexandre Guillet and Nicolas Esclapez from families of restaurateurs and hoteliers.
And when it comes to Italian cuisine, chef Francesco de Stefano means business. It’s a matter of honor, of national heritage… and of respect for the cuisine of Italian mothers. “I don’t want to hurt them.” Neapolitan faith brought up with “a spoonful of olive oil” by his grandmother.
Moreover, the chef who was trained at the international school of Italian cuisine in Parma directed by the starred chef Gualtiero Marchesi, then in the ladies kitchens of Joël Robuchon for 4 years, before an experience as a home cook in Paris, has been intransigent on the recruitment of its teams. Imperial quality in his eyes? “Having received a culinary education”. Mean by that, having had a grandmother or mother who entertained large tables on a daily basis. Few people, in his eyes, have his intrinsic qualities, with the exception of his close guard, namely Antonio De Angelo, Gabriel L’Parati and Eugenio Vigliero.
Uncompromising also on the products, to the point of bringing a good party from Italy. To believe it, French tomatoes would not have the sun-kissed taste of pomodori. And the lemons are from Sicily or nothing.
As for aesthetics, mamma mia, “you have to please the eyes. When it’s good, it’s beautiful”. Francesco De Stefano likes to play with the colors of the flowers, the accents of tarragon, dill, chervil whether in pasta Pasta counter on the ground floor than in the piatti to share the Alpine Trattoria upstairs. Travel insured.