ABOUT US & LOCATION
Take a look at the place, the people and the food…
A FEW WORDS ABOUT US
Let us introduce ourselves
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea which has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to arts,music,literature,architecture;land of producing authentic cuisines and wines; from this wonderful land, with a suitcase full of dreams, courage and desire to act; a boy yet fifteen departed from his home for his first adventure in northern Italy. Angelo Alaimo, started as a simple apprentice but immediately taking interest in the culinary world; and not just with a culinary diploma, but by making a bigger suitcase and traveling abroad to cultivate his knowledge further. First in England, then in Switzerland and Denmark before returning to his beloved home bringing new recipes and flavors.
But something important was waiting…his ambition and determination to do more, the hunger for new experiences and new adventures would take him afar, across the ocean, where he would teach about the flavors and scents of his land. Today Angelo is the head chef of Liola, an Italian restaurant where you can enjoy excellent food and wine, but also a place where you can have a “taste” of the Italian culture and tradition.
WHY THE NAME
How it hapened…
Liolà is an Italian stage play written by Luigi Pirandello, which takes place in 19th century Sicily.
The title character is a middle-aged single father by choice. He has three young boys, each by a different mother.
Liolà is a free-spirit who wanders from town to town, looking to connect with nature, and to create children without having any ties to the mother. He tries to sell one of his boys to Zio Simone, a crabby elderly man, who becomes offended by the offer. He then has an encounter with Mita, a former lover, who tells him that he is the father of her unborn child. Pirandello immortalizes Liolà as an ideal father, and in certain scenes in the play, Liolà shows a lot of love and affection to his children.