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Gino D’Acampo plans to open several restaurants across Europe, including a grill-style establishment named after his son Rocco.
Gino D’Acampo has talked about how proud he is that his son Luciano shares his passion for food and has opened up plans to further expand his successful restaurant business.
The father-of-three admits that while his children’s involvement in the industry he loves is never certain, he is grateful that his eldest son has taken such a keen interest in the restaurant that he named after himself.
He also revealed his ambitious plans to set up similar facilities named after his other children in the future.
Speaking to the Mirror, Gino said: “We’re getting to know my son Rocco because I think at some point we want to open an Italian grill.
“So we thought we’d do a Rocco Italian Grill.”
However, he openly admits that the relationship with the 17-year-old may not be as smooth as it is with his eldest son Luciano, 19.
“You see, Rocco would be a pain compared to Luciano,” he confessed. “He [Luciano] is more flexible with things, while Rocco wants things done his way. “
Speaking of his successful restaurant named after Luciano – the first to open just a short distance from Covent Garden in the heart of London’s West End – the Italian generously explained that his eldest son extremely dedicated in its success.
He considers his dedication to the business “extraordinary, especially for his age” and continues: “He wants to be very involved, especially with the menu.
“Every time we change the menu, he makes tons of notes because he goes out quite a bit – more than I do – so if there’s a new trend, he always brings it to me and say ‘let’s get on with it’.”
When asked if the pair had ever bumped into each other during the delicate process, Gino joked that his son “didn’t dare” ask about his culinary skills.
However, he added humorously that on the rare occasion when he was challenged on the decision-making front, the boy came out on top because “he was trained by his mother” in the arts. go your own way.
The latest menu change shows the restaurant’s exciting Spring/Summer selection rolling out, and the celebrity chef admits it’s important to regularly update the food item.
This way, he says, guests won’t get bored visiting, and he’ll also make the most of the seasonal crops available.
His future business expansion plans are not limited to the UK.
“We are talking about Ireland, Scotland, Italy, we are talking about Amsterdam, we are talking about Barcelona,” he said. “So there are a few restaurants to open.”
However, in the meantime, he is turning his attention to the small screen. After hit shows like Gino’s Italian Family Adventure, Gino returned to her native Italy to film Gino’s Italy: Like Mama used to Make.
He will then start a dating show titled Cooking Up Love with Gino, which will be filmed in his luxury Sardinia mansion.
Talking about the project, he admits it will be “interesting and quite funny” as it is a show that has never been done before.
“ITV likes the idea but right now I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he confessed before joking: “I’m watching a lot of old Cilla Black Blind Date shows and I get a lot of advice from Fred [Sirieix]. ”
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