VIVIANA VARESE

Chef Alice Ristorante

Viviana sees cuisine as a synonym of life, and just as life does, it requires passion, commitment, creativity, devotion and humility. All characteristics which the young chef – born in 1974 in Salerno – has demonstrated since an early age when she entered the kitchen of her family’s fish restaurant. Her personal and professional history led her leave her native Campania to grow, learn and train in different places (including l'Albereta, of Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi and El Celler De Can Roca, in Girona), until opening in 1999 – in Orio Litta near Lodi – Il Girasole, her first venture. After that, her meeting with Sandra Ciciriello paved the way for a rapid evolution which since hasn’t ceased. Its objective is to constantly achieve results through continuous study, experimentation and preparation of niche and high quality products. But without Sandra’s fish and the products (from meat to cheese to vegetables) of our select suppliers, none of this would be possible, as pointed out by Viviana. Strengths and excellence combined allow quality to go hand in hand with creativity.