Master Chef Finalist Giuseppe Morisco to open an Italian restaurant in SM Lanang Premier

Master Chef Season 2 Finalist Chef Giuseppe Morisco is here in Davao city to see his father, Gaitano Morisco, the chef of Don Beppe Restaurant in The Peak at G-Mall.

Chef Giuseppe is well-known for being one of the contestants in Master Chef Season 2 TV Show in the U.S., where he prepared dishes for the famous Chef Gordon Ramsay. He now runs Amici Ristorante Pizzeria in Costa Rica. He also runs Food Lover’s Retreats, which are all-Inclusive retreats in The Tropical Paradise resort in Costa Rica and which is focused on bringing Food Lovers from around the world together with amazing chefs to create an unforgettable culinary experience in some of the most beautiful parts of the world. 

Chef Giuseppe is hard at work training the staff  and preparing the menu for a new up-scale Italian restaurant that will soon open in SM Lanang Premier. The new restaurant, which will be called “Morisco,” in honor of Chef Giuseppe’s last name, will feature authentic Italian recipes as well as special international dishes which Chef Giuseppe has painstakingly prepared and developed. 

We were lucky enough to get invited to a Meet and Greet Chef Giuseppe Morisco. Here are some of the dishes that Chef prepared for us. 

Tuna Tar tare - raw tuna with cucumber and red pepper.
Caprese Salad - fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and grilled zucchini finished with a balsamic reduction
Zuppa di Mare - seafood soup with mussels, prawns and calamari in home made red sauce
The menu for Morisco Ristorante Italiano will feature traditional Italian dishes. Their sample menu includes:

Insalata di Frutti di Mare
Shrimp and calamari marinated in lemon vinaigrette

Polpettine di Carne alla Pugliese
Pork and beef meatballs in a home made red sauce

Involtini de Zucchine
Baked zucchini rolls with ham and smoked mozarella

Penne al Pesto di Pistacchio
Pesto is a sauce originated in Genoa, Italy and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and Pamigiano Reggiano

Orecchiette al Ragu with Barolo reduction
Orecchiette is a typical pasta of Puglia, Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which reminds one of a small ear

Spiedini di Gamberoni
Prawn skewers with lemon and garlic vinaigrette

Filet Mignon Spiedini
Filet mignon skewers with red and yello peppers, zucchini and onions

Tortino al chocolato e noci
Chocolate ganache mini cake

Don't forget to visit MORISCO soon at the Ground floor of SM Lanang Premier near the Fountain Court.

More information about Chef Giuseppe Morisco can be seen through the websites listed below:

Masterchef fan page


Personal website

Amici Ristorante & Pizzeria (Costa Rica)

Food Lovers Retreats

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