LPM Restaurant & Bar has welcomed a leading culinary expert to oversee its growing number of outlets around the globe. Hailing from France, Adriano Cattaneo has over 17 years of impressive experience in the F&B world, holding monumental leading chef positions across many profound institutions.
Based in Dubai and responsible for the entire culinary program of the LPM group, Chef Adriano’s vision is to stay true to the legendary French-Mediterranean concept, while introducing his expertise and flare. While LPM’s new appointment plans not to make drastic changes to the core menu, guests can expect to find new dishes with a Michelin-starred execution complete with seasonal dishes that will consistently evolve throughout the year.
Chef Adriano earned his Culinary Arts degree in 2005 at L’Ecôle Hôtelière de Saint-Quentin, in Yvelines, France. Due to this, his culinary foundations were primarily based on French techniques and European gastronomy. Chef Adriano’s professional career began in Paris where he first gained experience at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in iconic venues such as Epicure (3 Michelin star restaurant of Le Bristol Paris), Le Meurice, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and Nomicos. For eight years, Chef Joel Robuchon became Chef Adriano’s mentor, where he traveled around the world with him, experiencing unique opportunities, organizing gala dinners and other elite events for one of the most celebrated chefs in the world. Additionally, Chef Adriano worked across the globe, from Europe to Asia, with some of the world’s most renowned masters such as Chef Yannick Alleno, Chef Eric Frechon, and Chef Jean Louis Nomicos.
Speaking of his new role at LPM Restaurant & Bar, Chef Adriano commented: “I am thrilled to join the LPM family and continue building the culinary department from strength to strength. While my aim is to keep LPM’s menu authenticity the same, I will be introducing more seasonal options and specials for guests to enjoy throughout the year. I am passionate about recruiting young talent into my team so that they evolve and grow with LPM, feeling a part of the company’s success. It is important that we take advantage of such eagerness, especially with the culinary scene evolving so quickly both in Dubai, and internationally. After 18 years working with some of the most accomplished chefs in the world, I am excited to take the next step in my career to help shape the future of LPM, an institution that I have always admired and loved.”
Nicolas Budzynski, Group Operations Director of LPM commented on the new hire: “We are very enthusiastic to welcome Adriano to the team and can’t wait to see him consistently evolve the menu while ensuring we stay true to the LPM concept; simple, and tasty food, freshly made to order, and unique to us. Hiring a celebrity chef is not our goal; our culinary identity should remain our focus, as this is what made us pioneers of the Dubai food scene for more than a decade. Professionals such as Chef Adriano are craving to create more and boast a fresh new way of thinking in the kitchen and managing their team.”
Upon LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai reopening after their summer refresh in October, guests can expect to see several new dishes on the menu made with LPM’s freshest and highest quality ingredients. Plates to expect include King Crab and Tomato Tart, Artichoke Hearts Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette, Homemade Pecorino Tortellini with Truffle, Lemon Tart with Italian Meringue, and many more.