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Antonella Ricci

A talented top chef who conjures up regional Apulian cuisine

Antonella Ricci is chef at restaurant Al Fornello da Ricci. Following her graduation from a banking economics program, Antonella entered the culinary world to run the restaurant of her family. She learned to combine her deep knowledge of the very rich tradition of Apulian territory with solid culinary training at Paul Bocuse's famous Lyon cooking school. It was in Mauritius that Antonella met her husband, Vinod Sookar, in 1998. They opened restaurant Al Fornello da Ricci together, where they serve delicious Apulian cuisine. 

Our Apulian cuisine is characterized by the sharpness of flavours and the search for perfection.

Antonella Ricci


Antonella Ricci & Vinod Sookar

Ceglie Messapica (BR), Italy
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The Italian town of Ceglie Messapica is home to gourmet restaurant Antonella Ricci & Vinod Sookar. As you might expect, the kitchen is in the hands of chef Antonella Ricci and chef Vinod Sookar.

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