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Former lawyer opens Acciuga restaurant in London

19 June 2013 by
Former lawyer opens Acciuga restaurant in London

A 24-year-old former lawyer has opened his first restaurant, called Acciuga.

Guglielmo Arnulfo opened Acciuga on London's Kensington High Street on 17 June.

He has left behind his career as a lawyer and professional rugby player to open the restaurant, which will focus on the food from his childhood and dishes from the region of Liguria.

Arnulfo has been cooking for three years and has developed dishes including stuffed courgette blossoms, a Ligurian speciality pasta called Troffie al Pesto, and Cuttlefish in Zimino, a Tuscan cuttlefish stew.

"I'm so excited to be opening my first restaurant. The concept behind the menu has been many years in the making and I have ensured everything on it is of the highest standard," Arnulfo said.

"The manager, Luigi Festant, and my sous chef, Cristina Orilia, share the same values as me when it comes to choosing ingredients, with emphasis on provenance and quality, so it's been a wonderful experience working with such a talented and creative team. It's such a fantastic thing for me to be bringing the food of my region to the people of London and I can't wait to see the reaction."

The restaurant is designed by Carlo Ulmer and Rosario Zoccano.

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