Andrea was born in a little town named Pallanza in Piedmont, Italy. He moved to Sarasota in 2003 after visiting the area on vacation the year before. He feel in love with Siesta Key. He was taken back by the atmosphere and energy the city had. His passion for food stems from his grandparents. As a child, Andrea was spoiled by them. Feeding him everything fresh from their home garden. Even his eggs were fresh from their farm. At the young age of 15, Andrea knew he wanted to become a chef. He studied at the hotel school in Stresa, one of the most famous in all of Europe.
He studied all day while working in local hotels and restaurants all night. Once he finished school, he began to travel the world as a chef on Princess cruises. Andrea's on Siesta Drive has been a dream come true for Andrea. His focus is providing his customers with the highest quality ingredients, always. Andrea is always seeking out local produce, wild caught fish. He prides himself on offering a sustainable menu throughout the year. Serving homemade breads and pastas using the highest quality from a little mill in Napoli, Italy. Andrea's also offers an extensive selection of wines and cheeses!
Wine Dinner - Monday, March 6th at 6:30pm
The magical wines of Walter Lodali from Treiso Piedmont. $90 per person, LIMITED SEAT AVAILABLE
RSVP AT 941-951-9200
1st course - Fresh Alaskan halibut broiled , saffran sauce - Chardonnay Lodali 2014
2nd course - Aquerello risotto ' aged 7 years' with Castelmagno fondue - Barbera d' Alba Lorens 2014
3th course - Cote' du boeuf ' tagliata style,porcini demie glace roasted fingerling potatoes - Barbaresco rocche dei 7 fratelli 2011
Barbaresco lorens 2012
4th course - Toma Piemontese with red wine poached pears - Alchimia petit verdot, nebbiolo 2013
5th course - Cantucci - Vin Santo Ca' di monte riserva 1994