Scotland’s premier Italian restaurant group, Tony Macaroni, today announces an exclusive partnership with one of Italy’s most famous chefs, Fabio Campoli.

A renowned celebrity chef, famed for creating gourmet dishes in his laboratory kitchen, Fabio is Italy’s answer to Heston Blumenthal. The partnership with Tony Macaroni is Fabio’s first in the UK and will see him working with the restaurant group to bring truly authentic Italian dishes to Scotland.

Fabio will be revising the menus of all ten Tony Macaroni restaurants, including the new Omni Centre in Edinburgh and Byres Road, Glasgow.

“Fabio and his team are overhauling our dishes to ensure that everything we serve is as authentic as possible. We know our customers already love our food but we also know that there’s always room for change and innovation. Having one of the world’s best Italian chefs creating new dishes for us and tweaking some of our classics to make them completely authentic, will ensure we offer customers the genuine taste of Italy without having to go to Rome,” said Sep Marini, Managing Director of the Tony Macaroni Group.

For over 15 years, Fabio has been one of Italy’s most well-respected chefs and his knowledge of
the country’s cuisine is unrivalled. From 2000 to 2013, he was consultant chef for RAI, Italy’s main television channel and more recently he hosted a new show, ‘My Italian Recipes’, on Italy’s Channel 4. Fabio is considered one of the world’s leading experts in food design and has worked on several Hollywood films including Mission Impossible 3 and Eat, Pray and Love, and on TV series Rome and The Borgias.

“In Italy, my team and I specialise in helping eminent food brands enhance their products. Our
research and development kitchen is like a laboratory where we try, taste and experiment with new and exciting recipes. Our partnership with Tony Macaroni will enable us to take an already great menu and make it exceptional. I cannot wait to see how the people of Scotland react to our new dishes,” said Fabio Campoli.

Fabio is president of Il Circolo dei Buongustai (Circle of Connoisseurs), which was established in
2006. A gourmet empire, the company manages Fabio’s media work, provides marketing support for Italian food brands, offers culinary training, has an events management arm as well as a successful food research and development business.

Fabio and his team at Circolo dei Buongustai will train Tony Macaroni’s chefs in his famous
techniques, with each restaurant team being individually coached over the next eight months. The first restaurant to launch the news menu will be the Tony Macaroni, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh. Fabio and Tony Macaroni will also be launching an Italian cookery book in time for Christmas. “We wanted to celebrate the Fabio Campoli and Tony Macaroni partnership and at the same time help local children’s charities. A cookery book seemed like the ideal way to do this. It will give people the chance to try out our exciting new recipes for themselves,” said Sep Marini.

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