The Chef

Chef Massimiliano Blasone has been part of the success of many restaurants, including Rome’s renowned ZUMA restaurant, where he was Executive Chef. Previously, he worked closely with Heinz Beck at Rome’s La Pergola, Ciccio Sultano at Ragusa’s Duomo Restaurant, and Heinz Winkler in Germany. During the course of his career, Massimiliano brought his talents to the United States, the UK and Italy, opening new luxury restaurants. He became Executive Chef of Apsleys, Heinz Beck’s restaurant at the Lanesborough Hotel, which was awarded with one Michelin star only four months after opening. Massimiliano joined L˜ARIA at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como in spring 2021, creating dishes that are greatly influenced by his experiences abroad and his dynamic and innovative approach.

chef at l'aria