There may be just a few reasons why you came across my website: you are a family member, a friend or maybe you watched me compete and win on Masterchef on Fox.
My name is Luca Manfè. I am an Italian who left his home country just out of his twenties and came to the States to follow the American dream.
At the time, I did not know what the dream was.
I grew up in the restaurant business working in Italy, Australia, Florida and New York. I had the privilege and honor to work with great Chefs, experiencing ingredients and techniques from different cuisines; from Japanese to French, to Modern American and then, of course, Italian.
Now I can tell you that each person can be in charge to draw his own dream.
I am a dreamer. I dream to be a great husband, an awesome father and a very successful restaurateur.
Since the start of “Dinner with Luca” I have had the pleasure to cook in more than 200 houses all over America and Canada. I’ve visited cities in California, Georgia, Chicago, DC, Virginia, Canada, Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. It has been great fun bringing my food to many different regions of North America.
“Dinner with Luca” is a personalized event where fine dining meets the comfort of your home. From an intimate gathering of friends, to a romantic candlelight dinner, a sit-down service, or a cocktail party, “Dinner with Luca” is the perfect and easy solution for your unique atmosphere.
I am now based out of Houston, TX and looking forward to cater your next special occasion wherever you are.
For more information please fill out the form below.
A prompt personal response will follow.
Grazie and buon appetito, beautiful people!!
The No. 1 prime-time summer program on FOX, MasterChef is a nationwide competition to find the best amateur cook in the country. The judges are some of cooking’s biggest stars—award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot. The prize? A chance to win $250,000—and a cookbook deal.
The book highlights the food that Luca Manfé, the Season 4 winner, grew up eating in the Friuli region of Italy, an area renowned for its prosciutto di San Daniele and salami di Sauris, its savory, sharp Montasio cheese, its crispy crostini, its rich risottos, and its comforting polentas. Simple by design, the book offers 75 mouthwatering, rustic recipes from Luca’s table to yours.
Showcasing the dishes that propelled Luca to victory, such as his flawless ravioli stuffed with broccoli rabe and ricotta and his Mediterranean Sea Bass with cherry tomatoes and asparagus, along with headnotes that offer fun, behind-the-scenes details about the show’s exciting challenges and nail-biting competition, the book will be a delight for home cooks and MasterChef fans everywhere.
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