Bryan’s modern menu is designed to take you along Italy’s Amalfi Coast for a sophisticated and entertaining dinner party experience. Using great seasonal produce and special techniques that will allow you more time out of the kitchen, his menu features: a Negroni inspired crudo with Market fish of the day; fresh ricotta-filled tortellini with cherry tomato, capers, olive oil and, barbequed West Australian scampi; sea salt baked whole fish; two seasonal vegetable dishes highlighting another salt bake technique with their own accompaniments; and to finish, an impressive dessert featuring house-made lemon flavoured limoncello liqueur in an irresistible gelato bombe crowned with golden Italian meringue.
Coastal Amalfi Dinner Party
A modern Italian menu
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About the Chef
Head Chef , Ciao Cielo
Bryan started his Chef’s apprenticeship at 17 years of age with the River Seafood Grill restaurant in Southgate. He then went to Walters Wine Bar to finish his apprenticeship working with renowned Chef Ryan Clift, (Tippling Club in Singapore). Bryan then joined Paul Reynor at the Stokehouse Restaurant upstairs during the period when they were awarded two hats. He also did a brief stint at St Andrews in Brighton before heading to Aireys Inlet to take up the helm as Head Chef at the A La Greque restaurant where he spent 3 years before travelling extensively through Europe with his wife Kate on an 18 month gastronomic tour.
On returning to Melbourne they opened Ciao Cielo 8 years ago. Recently the restaurant moved to a bigger, stunning heritage building in Port Melbourne where Bryan is the Executive Chef and Co-owner specialising in modern Italian cuisine.