James Beard Award winner, Chef Tony Mantuano and his wife Cathy explain their philosophy on life with a simple idea: balance. This idea—that context and balance are important in every part of our lives—imbues all the Mantuanos do.
Tony is a decorated, Michelin-starred chef mentoring the next generation of cooks; Cathy is a celebrated wine expert with an endless curiosity about the craft of pairing food and drink. Midwest born and bred, the couple brought fine Italian cuisine to Chicago in the 80s and for decades, built a reputation of excellence and balance. Having trained in Italy, they regularly return, always striving to further refine their work. Their work in various kitchens—from small family kitchens in Italy to 3-star Michelin destinations—brings them to their next adventure: high Italian cuisine in Nashville.