America knows Fabio Viviani’s work in the kitchen from Bravo’s “Top Chef,” but now Central New Yorkers can taste his talents.
“Portico by Fabio Viviani” opened to its first guests on Thursday at the del Lago Casino, just off the Waterloo exit on the Thruway.
Viviani was born and raised in Italy, and opened his first restaurants in Florence.
When we asked him about the Finger Lakes, he said, “Different region, similar feeling though. You’ve got a lot of farmers out here, a sense of community.”
Those farms will go to Viviani’s tables at Porticio, taking advantage of many local ingredients. At least one third of the wine list will feature Finger Lakes products.