Three star Michelin chef from Italy comes to Fort Lauderdale's Valentino

Giovanni Rocchio prepares pasta at his restaurant, Valentino, in Fort Lauderdale. (Robert Duyos Sun-Sentinel)

Consider it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to same the work of a chef who knows what it means to receive three stars from Michelin.

Yoji Tokuyoshi — sous chef to Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy — will be cooking at Valentino (620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-5767, ValentinosCucinaItaliana.com) alongside chef and owner Giovanni Rocchio.

In 2011, Restaurant magazine called Osteria Francescana the fourth best restaurant in the world.

For $250 plus tax and tip, guests will be treated to a seven-course meal with top notch Italian wine pairings.


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“I’m thrilled to be able to work with this gentleman and have him here,” says Rocchio.

Cocktails will be served starting at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 7 p.m.

Rocchio says chef Tokuyoshi will do dinner on Tuesday night if demand calls for it.

Call the restaurant for reservations and more information. Look for more guest chefs to appear at Valentino.