Fulvio Sardelli Talks Sous Vide Cooking, Life in the Kitchen, and Restaurant Empires

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All photos by Zachary Fagenson
Fulvio Sardelli Jr. in the kitchen.
Hollywood restaurateur Fulvio Sardelli Jr. is turning the third floor of his family's pricey, beachside steak house into a chef's room where he'll soon serve tasting menus for groups as small as four and as big as 30.

"For me, it's not about eating," he says. "It's all about entertaining and the people who come into the room."

With three restaurants in the family -- Sardelli's, Fulvio's 1900, and gastropub Tipsy Boar -- Fulvio is trying to figure out what comes next.

Chef's table on the third floor of Sardelli's.
"I'm here 24/7," he says. "I live it, I eat it, and I don't know how to do anything else."

He seems torn over how chefs like Miami's Michael Schwartz, who now runs a small empire of restaurants, and Dave MacMillan, co-owner of Montreal's Joe Beef and whom Sardelli worked for when he trained at Le Globe, do it. He loves the fraternity of life in the kitchen.

"Dave used to put me in a headlock and tell me my sister was a whore," he says and laughs. He doesn't ever see himself getting out from behind the line.

"You go from chef to businessman," he later admits. "I used to envy people in office jobs, but I can't do it."

Location Info


331 Van Buren St., Hollywood, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fulvio's 1900

1900 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Tipsy Boar

1906 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL

Category: Music

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frankd4 topcommenter

yeah but when FULVIOs was in DAVIE we had a LOT OF FUN over those years, a few bachelor parties, regular weekly friday or saturday dinners with friends, birthday parties and anniversaries, GRAPPA, rusty nails, fresh grown tomatoes with good DAVIE fertilizer, PLUS the great food, withOUT pretence and pomp - just the best, nana anna, hector and sardelli's young and old back then

i never understood the move to hollywood from davie but i guess it paid off

buona fortuna e successo continua


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