Riccardo Catarsi, Appointed Chef De Cuisine Of il Cielo Restaurant At Hilton Signapore

New Chef at Helm of il Cielo Restaurant & Bar, Hilton Singapore

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August 04, 2014

SINGAPORE - Hilton Singapore is proud to introduce diners a new dining experience with the appointment of Chef Riccardo Catarsi at the award-winning Italian restaurant and bar, il Cielo. As a passionate advocate of preserving authentic Italian flavors, Riccardo stretches his creativity by reinventing classic flavors with unconventional cooking methods; setting new heights for traditional Italian fare in Singapore.

Born and raised in Livorno, a port city on the Western coast of Tuscany, Riccardo found interest in observing his parents cook since young and developed his passion for cooking at the age of six. He pursued his studies at the Institute of Professional Serving, Hospitality and Catering in Italy, being professionally trained in regional Italian cuisine and culinary art. To further hone his culinary skills, Riccardo spent the last 15 years working with many F&B veterans and under the mentorship of various Michelin-star chefs at top-rated restaurants taking on the role as a Head and Sous Chef.

Diners can look forward to his must-try signature dishes highlighting Riccardo's interpretation of Cacciucco, classical Tuscan fish stew served with premium sustainable seafood; Carbonara Spaghetti with Mazzancolle prawn, scallops and desiccated egg; and 47°C cooked salmon served in herb-infused glass.

As an avid traveler, Riccardo takes pleasure in exploring and adopting inspiration from international cuisines. He took the first step out of his hometown in 2012 and landed in Singapore, as his first pit stop out of Italy. Riccardo continues the restaurant's reputation for handcrafted foods, natural and organic ingredients, as well as seasonal Italian produce, with his passion to preserve authentic Italian flavors, while reinventing classic dishes with his contemporary cooking methods.

Embarking on his pioneer posting at il Cielo, Hilton Singapore, Riccardo is excited to instill new ideas and inculcate the novelty of traditional Italian cuisine through his contemporary culinary expertise

About il Cielo Restaurant & Bar
Located on the top floor of the 24-storey Hilton Singapore on Orchard Road, the stylish, contemporary il Cielo (which means 'the sky') restaurant is set to raise new culinary standards in the city with handcrafted homemade foods, natural and organic ingredients as well as seasonal produce from Italy. Flavors of the days past are replicated with a contemporary twist in the preparation methods for diners to enjoy the aromas and flavors of authentic Italian cuisine. Take in the panoramic view of Orchard Road skylines with the interiors and surroundings of the poolside providing an urban resort experience. Il Cielo seats up to 48 persons with 32 seats indoors including a private dining room for 10 guests as well as 16 seats by the pool side.

About Hilton Singapore
Hilton Singapore is an institution in Singapore's hospitality scene, being among the first international hotels to bring its trademark level of service excellence and culinary innovation to the city-state.  Located in the heart of fashionable Orchard Road, the city's most popular shopping and dining district, the 421-room hotel is a superb venue for both the business and leisure clientele.  The stylish, contemporary rooms and suites offer modern amenities and equipped with WiFi capabilities.  The hotel also offers guests quality dining experience in its award-winning restaurants. The hotel's central location makes it an ideal choice for meetings and conferences. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 550 guests and a further 11 function rooms all fully equipped with advanced multimedia equipment, provide options for events and meetings of any nature.

Contact

Cindy Wong
Hilton Singapore
+65 6730 3204
cindy.wong@hilton.com

Stephanie Lee
Hilton Singapore
+65 67372233 ext 6003
stephanie.lee3@hilton.com

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