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Description - Sirio by Sirio Maccioni

The inside story of one of the world's most legendary restaurants - told by the visionary who created it Sirio Maccioni is New York's most charismatic restaurateur - the brains, the energy, and the passion behind Le Cirque 2000. Now, for the first time, he reveals the incredible story of this landmark four-star restaurant, which has launched the careers of such world-class chefs as Jacques Torres and Daniel Boulud and won a host of prestigious awards, including the James Beard Foundation Restaurant of the Year Award (199-5) and "The Best Restaurant in the World" Reader's Choice Award from Conde Nast Traveler (200-3). From a tough Tuscan childhood in 1930s Italy to the pinnacle of culinary success in the United States, Sirio recounts an eventful journey that is as magical and fantastic as Le Cirque itself. Throughout, 30 signature recipes and interviews with chefs (including Daniel Boulud, Michael Lomonaco, and Sottha Khunn), food writers (such as Ruth Reichl and Mimi Sheraton) and politicians, socialites, and celebrities (Rudy Giuliani, David Rockefeller, Bill Blass, and others) reveal Sirio's skill in handling the three rings of his unique culinary circus: its chefs, its clientele, and its cuisine. "[Sirio] and his restaurant have come to symbolize all that is so cosmopolitan, so kinetic, so thrilling about New York...Le Cirque remains both a gastronomic mecca and the premier social dining room." - James Villas, in Town & Country Sirio Maccioni (New York, NY) is the owner of Le Cirque 2000 (New York, Las Vegas, and Mexico City) and Osteria del Circo (New York). Peter Elliot (New York, NY) is the host of the James Beard Award-winning radio show, The Bloomberg Executive Dining Guide.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471204565
ISBN-10: 0471204560
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 161mm x 34mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publish Date: 21-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sirio Maccioni

Sirio Maccioni lives in New York City and Montecatini, Italy. Along with his wife, Egidiana, and their three sons, Mario, Marco, and Mauro, he operates Le Cirque 2000 and Osteria del Circo in New York City as well as Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo in Las Vegas and Le Cirque in Mexico City. Peter Elliot is the food critic for Bloomberg LP and host of Dine , which airs on Bloomberg Radio in the New York area and nationally on satellite radio. The show won a James Beard Foundation award in 1999. He lives in Litchfield, Connecticut, and is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.