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The Luxurious Taste of Italy in Prague: The Cooking Art of Riccardo Lucque​ and his team

Eva Ledecká
08.Mar 2017
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Riccardo Lucque

If you want to savour luxurious Italian delicacies in a pleasant, modern setting in Prague, you shouldn’t miss the unique establishments run by executive chef Riccardo Lucque.

Only the freshest Italian dishes boasting superior quality are served at Aromi and La Finestra restaurants. You can also indulge in first-class Italian food at La Bottega shops and bistros. Enter a world of luxury dining experiences with La Collezione. 

Italian chef in Prague

Riccardo Lucque has been interested in gastronomy since the age of 16. He began his career in his homeland of Italy, and later became the executive chef of five prestigious restaurants in London, the most famous of which is Zafferano. Yet in 2002, fate brought him to Prague, where he started out as executive chef at Square Restaurant on Malostranské náměstí.

First luxury Italian restaurants

It wasn’t long and the enterprising chef opened his own luxury restaurant. Aromi in Prague’s Vinohrady district has existed since 2005 and offers visitors delicious seasonal dishes, fresh fish and seafood.

Luxusní vila na prodej - Klánovice - 465m
Luxusní vila na prodej - Klánovice - 465m, Praha 9

Not long after Aromi opened, Prague gained another fine establishment, namely La Finestra in Cucina near Old Town Square, which Riccardo Lucque opened with Ondřej Rákosník as the new co-owner. The restaurant specialises in the superior preparation of meat from Italian, Spanish and American organic farms.

Italian delicacies in bistro style

The teamwork of these two former colleagues proved to be a success. They gradually opened a series of luxury bistros, with five currently scattered around Prague. Lovers of Italian cuisine can buy top-quality ingredients or savour them in the welcoming premises of the shop. The opening of the La Bottega Linka bistro in 2016 is merely the latest in a series of projects by Riccardo Lucque and Ondřej Rákosník.

Other projects by Riccardo Lucque

If you’d like to learn to cook not just Italian dishes, you can visit the cooking school where the master chef himself will introduce you to the secrets of the gastronomic art. You will also find plenty of recipes and hints on how to prepare luxury Italian meals at home in his cookbook, called Italian Cuisine.

Fine dining unmistakably goes with excellent wines. Via del Vino is a company founded by Riccardo Lucque, Ondřej Rákosník and Fleming Teilgaard Laugesen, who select unique examples of superior Italian wines for your enjoyment.

You can also order a Goodie Basket to delight yourself or your friends, full of exceptional Italian products that will reach your table in luxurious packaging.

Contest for an Italian dinner for two

Luxury Prague Life has organised a contest for you! The winners will indulge in a sumptuous dinner in the cosy setting of La Bottega Tusarova, located in Prague’s Holešovice district. Excellent dishes made of premium seasonal ingredients are created here under the direction of the superb executive chef Radek Hasman.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Information about the contest is available HERE.

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