|Chef Steven Acosta|
After several years of cooking for some of Miami's most well-known hotel restaurants, including Cascata Grill
at Turnberry Isle and the former Solea at the W Hotel in South Beach
, chef Steven Acosta has returned to Fort Lauderdale's Il Lugano Hotel to take over the kitchen at da Campo Osteria
Since rejoining the culinary team several months ago, Acosta -- who helped to open da Campo in 2008 -- has revamped the menu, redefining pastas and meats, and introducing an abundance of fresh, new flavors.
"I've created a few new dishes, but really, I refined the entire menu," Acosta says.
Although the menu still represents northern Italian cuisine, the dishes aren't the traditional take, Acosta insists. Instead, he's given them his own twist, taking a classical French education and fusing it with the basic principles of the Latin cuisines representative of his heritage.
The new menu includes a chicken parmesan you've never seen before, and suckling pig cannelloni.More »