Rosso, the Italian restaurant and lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, presents its new Italian chef, Paolo Gionfriddo, in March 2014.
Chef Paolo was born and raised in Sicily, Italy, where the beautiful landscape and natural beauty inspires the flavours and richness of all his culinary works. Taking nature’s beauty and cultural influences, Chef Paolo ensures that his final product is nothing short of exceptional. His passion in creating and presenting unrivaled dishes for guests has brought him to various restaurants in Italy, working alongside such culinary icons as Chef Marco Pierre White.
Chef Paolo is no stranger to the world of fine dining because he has been a chef at a handful of Michelin-star restaurants in his native Italy. He left the United Arab Emirates before moving to Indonesia, where he is sure to leave a long-lasting mark with his Italian gastronomical masterpiece in the culinary world.
Chef Paolo has a unique philosophy on what it means to be a chef because he understands that being a chef is much more than the managerial aspect of a kitchen. He believes in taking part in the process of making the dishes, allowing an ordinary dish to transform into an innovative culinary wonder. His outlook on being a chef has given him the space to express his personality in creating quality dishes that keep guests returning for more.
Chef Paolo brings an intense passion, high-quality standard and individualistic flare to Rosso with his Italian cuisine. Guests can find simple appreciation in Chef Paolo’s artistic and distinctive dishes representative of a true Italian with every creation.
Chef Paolo’s authentic cuisine may be complimented and thoroughly enjoyed with a selection of more than 200 wines or with cocktails, mocktails and various alcoholic beverages available at Rosso.
Rosso is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The lounge opens from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. For reservations and information, please call (62 21) 2939 9562 or access the website at http://www.shangri-la.com/jakarta/shangrila/dining/.