Michelin-Starred Chef to Open Pair of Barbados Restaurants

barbados michelin starred chefAntonio Mellino.

Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino is bring the flavors of Italy to Barbados.

The Executive Chef of Quattro Passi will open QP Bistro the on Oct. 22, followed by Quattro Passi at The Cliff at the end of November. 

Mellino’s Quattro Passi in Nerano, Italy is acclaimed as “the best on the Amalfi Coast” with two Michelin stars. 

Bringing the flavors of the Campania region, Napoli and Southern Italy to Barbados, it will offer signature dishes with the finest, fresh ingredients.

Located on the former renowned Cliff restaurant site, the team has taken care with the site’s refurbishment with stunning views of the blue Caribbean Sea.

Mellino has cooked for Kings, presidents, elite artists, athletes and farmers all over the world. 

“I absolutely love the energy of Barbados, and I am telling all of my regular clientele to meet me there,” said Meillino. “I couldn’t be more excited to open this unbelievable Quattro Passi in Barbados. We will make this the best restaurant in the world, on the best island, Barbados.”

To reflect the food philosophy the interior design plans are a mix of Moroccan and Italian decor. 

Quattro Passi will feature a cigar bar, a lounge, private dining areas, all with tables overlooking the ocean. 

Next door to the fine dining of Quattro Passi will be QP Bistro, which will feature an all-day, 7:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m., bistro menu; a large Italian pizza oven and homemade soft-serve ice cream.

Quarto Passi and QP Bistro are owned by Michael Kent, a resident of Barbados. 

He also owns the Tides Restaurant in Barbados. 

— CJ


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