Chef Franco was born and raised in Sicily, Italy, where the beautiful landscape and natural beauty inspires the flavours and richness of all his culinary works. Inspired by the region’s cultural and natural resources, this personable gentleman appreciates cooking creations with fresh, healthy ingredients. He spent his childhood cooking with his parents and sibling, mastering the subtle art of seasoning and heritage recipes, which are now exquisitely presented in his signature dishes.
Aside from his traditional Sicilian influence, Chef Franco draws inspiration the fresh taste and perfect balance of Italian flavours from other regions where he implemented each of his dishes. The chef takes delight in tailoring dishes to guest preferences and considers himself a “creative perfectionist”.
Chef Franco is no stranger to the world of Shangri-La’s culinary scene. Delve in Chef Franco’s delectable Italian culinary delights, along with the extensive selection of wines or cocktails, mocktails and various alcoholic beverage creations available at Rosso.
Rosso is open for lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The lounge opens from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. For reservations and information, please call (62 21) 2922 9999 or access the website athttp://www.shangri-la.com/jakarta/shangrila/dining/.