Star Chef Takes the Helm: Splendid Venice’s Le Maschere Restaurant Welcomes Massimo Livan as Executive Chef
Venice’s renowned Le Maschere Restaurant at the Splendid Venice hotel has welcomed Massimo Livan as its new Executive Chef. Livan, a celebrated Venetian chef with extensive experience in the city’s most prestigious restaurants, is set to take the dining experience to new heights with his signature flair and commitment to authentic, high-quality cuisine. With Livan at the helm, travellers and local food enthusiasts alike are in for a treat as they savour the flavours of a generous and fertile land, prepared with passion and sophistication.
Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione has announced the appointment of Massimo Livan as the Executive Chef of Le Maschere Restaurant, a celebrated Venetian hotel that overlooks the canals just a short walk from Piazza San Marco. With Livan’s appointment, the hotel has introduced a new vibe and taken a significant step towards elevating the food experience for discerning travellers and local food enthusiasts.
Massimo Livan is a culinary virtuoso who has made a name for himself in the competitive gastronomic scene of Venice. With over two decades of experience in some of the most esteemed restaurants in the city, Livan has garnered critical acclaim and accolades from renowned guides in the industry.
Livan’s culinary artistry is characterized by his innovative approach to traditional Venetian cuisine, which he enriches with contemporary twists and influences from his international culinary experiences. He is widely recognized for his exceptional ability to source and select the finest raw ingredients, especially fresh local fish, and transform them into culinary masterpieces that burst with flavor and aroma.
As he takes the helm at Le Maschere, Livan is determined to take the culinary experience to new heights, promising guests an even more attentive, authentic, and high-quality service. He is also passionate about mentoring and working with a team of talented young chefs from the city, whom he believes will contribute to Le Maschere’s success with their creativity and passion for cooking.
Livan’s ambition is to create a unique and unforgettable dining experience for every guest, combining his culinary expertise with the enchanting atmosphere of the restaurant’s refined and charming setting.
Le Maschere is widely acclaimed for its cuisine, which is based on key elements such as the sourcing of local produce and the meticulous selection of raw ingredients, especially fresh local fish. It is a celebration of the flavours of a generous and fertile land and of cooking with passion. Travellers and Venetians alike have praised the restaurant’s cuisine.
The refined and enchanting setting of the restaurant and its charming Campiello courtyard, flooded with natural Venetian light during the day and quietly intimate with the soft glow of lamps in the evening, offers guests the opportunity to savour authentic cuisine prepared with Chef Livan’s signature sophistication and talent.
“I am delighted and proud to entrust Le Maschere, one of Venice’s most acclaimed restaurants, to a talented and determined professional such as Massimo Livan,” said Salvatore Pisani, Complex General Manager of the Splendid Venice and Il Gabrielli. “I am confident that together with his team, he will take the Splendid Venice dining experience to even higher standards bringing excellence to the next level in the San Marco area.”
The food and beverage experience at the Splendid Venice also includes the Altana, the magnificent rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the bell towers and Calli streets of the Serenissima while sipping classic and contemporary reinterpretations of traditional cocktails made to perfection.
With the appointment of Massimo Livan as the Executive Chef of Le Maschere, Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione has taken a significant step towards elevating the food experience for travellers and local food enthusiasts. Livan’s expertise and ambition, combined with the exceptional setting of the restaurant and its charming Campiello courtyard, promise an unforgettable dining experience for all who visit.
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