Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

The Fairmont Southampton today announces that Alejandro Martinez Gaudiano has joined the Bacci culinary team as sous chef.

Mr. Gaudiano joins from Poggio alla Sala Resort, a four-star, 45-room resort in Montepulciano, Italy, where he was in charge of both an authentic Tuscan trattoria and a fine dining Italian restaurant.

Born in Argentina with Italian heritage, Mr. Gaudiano started his career as a chef in 1993, and went on to train in Italian and French cuisine in restaurants in Argentina, France and Italy. He worked in Italy for ten years. This included a head chef position at the Molino Astrone Hotel near Chiusi in Tuscany and a sous chef position with Villa Il Patriarca, the one Michelin-star restaurant in Val di Chiana, Italy, where he was in charge of the restaurant, banqueting and catering. Mr. Gaudiano has worked for La Bourgogne, a restaurant at the Alvear Palace Hotel, one of the Leading Hotels of the World, as well as several Relais & Chateaux and Michelin-star restaurants in France and Italy. He has also worked with Disney and Radisson Cruise Lines.

“We are pleased to have Alejandro join our culinary team at Bacci,” said Norman Mastalir, managing director of Fairmont Hotels Bermuda. “He brings with him a distinct passion for food, which is apparent in the dishes he prepares. At Bacci we pride ourselves in offering truly authentic Italian cuisine, and Alejandro’s extensive experience in Italian kitchens will ensure that we continue to bring this experience to our customers.”

“I am so happy to share my knowledge of Italian cuisine with the chefs and staff here at Bacci,” said Mr.  Gaudiano. “Everyone here is dedicated to serving genuine Italian dishes to our customers and I am excited to add my own perspective to make it truly special.”

Bacci is also launching a new menu, designed by Mr. Gaudiano, which features Italian specialties such as Spaghetti alla Pescatora, Cappellini con Astice (homemade angel-hair pasta, Maine lobster and vine ripened tomatoes) and Wild Mushroom Risotto with port wine reduction and truffle oil. The new dishes will be offered alongside the restaurant’s famous antipasto buffet, Fettuccine Alfredo, a variety of salads, soups, pizzas, homemade pastas, traditional Italian meat, fish and seafood dishes and desserts. Reservations for Bacci may be made by calling The Fairmont Southampton at 238-8000.

If you are planning a night in, you can still enjoy great authentic Italian food with Bacci-to-Go, Bacci’s take-away menu available from 5:00pm to 9:30pm every evening. The menu offers a selection of homemade pastas, salads and pizzas. Bacci-to-Go can be ordered by calling 239-6966 or 238-8000 ext 6966.

Bacci, which translates from the Piedmontese dialect as “quick and friendly kisses,” is located at 101 South Shore Road on the grounds of The Fairmont Southampton.

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