Valentino Cassanelli

Executive chef 1 Michelin Star 

Our Chef Valentino Cassanelli was born near Modena, land of great culinary tradition.

His passion and his hunger for knowledge took him to London, where he worked in the renowned and luxurious Locanda Locatelli and at NOBU, forerunner of the fusion cuisine. When he comes back to Italy, he starts his experience at Cracco in Milan and cooperates with some of the best chefs in the world. In February 2012 he arrives at Principe, where he cooks traditional Tuscan dishes with a contemporary twist.

In 2014 Valentino is the best chef of Versilia area and in 2015 he has won the Top Prize of Tomorrow for the talent and the passion with which he leads the acclaimed kitchen staff.

The young and talented Executive Chef  Valentino Cassanelli thanks to its creativity and its eclecticism places the Lux Lucis restaurant in the Michelin guide with a star.

Today he manages the three restaurants of Principe hotel: Lux Lucis, an exclusive and very refined place, with a personalized service for the guest, who here is living a real experience; Principe Restaurant, a more informal place whose varied offer has been designed to satisfy the different types of public staying in the hotel; Dalmatia Restaurant, a typical Fortemarmine restaurant where you can have lunch and dinner with your feet in the sand and where dishes are based on poorly processed ingredients, enhancing the local raw material.