Chef Paolo Re is a true Italian, who doesn’t speak a lick of English and has never been to America before. Caramella has devised a detailed plan to have his assistant chefs learn from the Italian award-winning chef, while helping Chef Re learn about the American culture concurrently. By having the understanding of both cultures, the Divino experience will appeal to authentic Italians and Americans alike.
According to Caramella, authentic Italian cooking offers a full sensory experience. Even when the ingredients are combined, you can taste each element. You can taste the tomato. You can taste the olive oil. You can taste the basil. When you eat it, it’s all very genuine.
“The Italian likes to taste each element, not cover it up. That’s the art in Italian cooking, says Caramella. “A good Italian chef can put together five or six ingredients and you really appreciate the fact that you can taste each of them.” Both Divino owners say bringing that level of art to Tampa Bay is their passion.
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