Lotto will operate Restaurant Le Sereno in St. Barth, opening Oct. 28, 2015, and the Restaurant at Il Sereno, Lago di Como when the hotel opens in summer 2016.
The Restaurant at Le Sereno will be Giuliano Lotto's restaurant debut in the Caribbean dining scene. Lotto is a well-known and respected restaurateur who can stake a claim for being responsible for the renaissance in the UK foodie scene. Lotto gave many current gastronomic stars their first foray into the restaurant world, including the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Giorgio Locatelli. Lotto is currently part owner of several restaurants, including Il Baretto (London), La Petite Maison (London, Dubai, Beirut), Roka Mayfair (London) and Peyote (London).
Restaurant Le Sereno is located on the beach of St. Barth's coveted Grand Cul de Sac, perfect for savoring sunsets and extraordinary dining steps from the ocean. The restaurant will serve as a casually elegant Mediterranean Brasserie, taking advantage of the bounty of the Caribbean Sea while incorporating an Italian accent due to the closeness with its sister property in Lake Como and the nationality of the chef and owners. At the helm of Restaurant Le Sereno, Chef Alex Simone will deliver simple and beautifully presented dining experiences reflective of the sophisticated essence of St. Barth. Chef's classic Mediterranean dishes will be made with the freshest ingredients and will fit perfectly with the restaurant's beachfront setting, including dishes like Steak Tartare and Vitel Toné. The menu will highlight array of vibrant flavors in dishes like the Poisson en Croute de Sel (fish baked in salt-crust with Lake Como aromatic herbs) and Herb-Crusted Sea Scallops with Saffron, which will be prepared by some of the most experienced and talented team of chefs in St. Barth.
The Italian accent will be seen and tasted throughout the menu, most notably in the restaurant's signature Gnocchi Le Sereno, a tradition from Lake Como and made from unprocessed buckwheat flour with a robust tomato-sage sauce, as sage is the typical aromatic herb of the lake, and Chef Simone's delicious Lobster Linguine made with fresh local spiny lobster that arrives daily to Le Sereno's private beach, which will be one of the most sought-after dishes on the menu.
Restaurant Le Sereno blends professional service into the elegant, yet relaxed, ambiance that has made Le Sereno renowned. Emanating the rest of the hotel, the dining area was designed by famed French designer Christian Liaigre. Restaurant Le Sereno's exquisite new menu and impeccable service, along with the restaurant's idyllic beachfront setting, will leave guests with a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Details of the Restaurant at Il Sereno, Lago di Como will be announced closer to the hotel's opening in summer 2016.