Macioce has shown so much dedication and perseverance to create the best menu an authentic Italian restaurant can offer, and he has been an integral part of The Lombard launch, that became the hottest outlet in the city of Amman due to the exquisitely delicious food, authentic Northern Italian food quality and menu variety.
His style was famed to be traditional, focusing on authenticity of the flavors, and tapping into his vast knowledge of the forgotten traditional Lombardian dishes he learnt from the hands of his own mother. Macioce’s decision came timely with his wish to join his wife and daughters and finally reunite with his family in India, especially after the unprecedented times that the world faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. With that being said, the hotel management supported his decision to reunite with his family and offered him the emotional support that was long needed.
While his plan is to conclude his services in September, Macioce is very much committed to a proper and smooth handover to the talented Italian Chef Federico Carsili, who recently joined The Lombard restaurant for this transition period before he is officially appointed as the chef of this unique outlet at the hotel, bringing along his utmost culinary skills.
Carsili comes with 22 years of experience in kitchen management and culinary, with a focus on the delicious Italian cuisine, which not only reflects his origins, but also the dishes that have passed on through many generations. Carsili has worked at top notch restaurants and five-star hotels in China, Doha, Romania, and Italy.