Nico Romo pays homage to his Italian grandma

Laura, the latest concept by French chef Nico Romo, who was voted Finest Chef in Metropolis Paper’s 2022 Most effective Of awards, is now open up in historic Summerville on 101 Most important Road. Named immediately after Romo’s grandmother, Laura joins NICO in Mount Pleasant and Bistronomy downtown as portion of the Nico Eating Group. 


Though Romo’s very first two restaurants aim on his French roots, Laura usually takes inspiration from his Italian lineage. 

“I’m fairly a lot as immigrant as it will get, with an Italian grandmother on mom’s facet, my dad’s facet is Hispanic and I was born in France,” Romo claimed. “So I’m a mutt, particularly foodstuff-sensible. 

“My Italian grandmother taught me so a lot about flavors and ingredients, as properly as the value of hospitality even although at residence. For NICO and Bistronomy, I pulled culinary inspiration from my childhood in France and my classic French teaching. So I’m thrilled to celebrate my Italian heritage and the big impact that my grandmother’s cooking carries on to have on my food stuff. I feel I try to eat far more Italian food stuff than French foodstuff, truthfully.”

Romo acquired the property practically 3 yrs in the past, but sad to say experienced to sit on the job and “went into survival mode” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He was confident nevertheless that the home and restaurant would nevertheless be there for him on the other side and commencing previous September, design and setting up for Laura went into full impact.