Chef Fabio Maiano, who has recently joined as the executive chef at Prego, Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon has a creative mind. He has graduated in arts, music and visual arts and for his final thesis of the course, his subject was The Art in my Kitchen.

Roast Chicken Carpaccio
Roast Chicken Carpaccio

“I think a chef, too, is an artist, who visualises and plates his dish just like an artist works on his painting,” says Maiano, who likes to listen to Italian music while showing his culinary skills in the kitchen.

“Sometimes, it is rock music of the ’70s and ’80s,” he adds. He also believes in respecting local ingredients and using a simplistic approach to cooking. Here, he shares the recipe of a Roast Chicken Carpaccio.

Chef Fabio Maiano, the executive chef at Prego, Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon
Chef Fabio Maiano, the executive chef at Prego, Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon

Interestingly, Carpaccio is a dish dedicated to Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio who incorporated a lot of red shades in his works. “Traditionally, Carpaccio is made with beef. But now, it is also made with chicken or fish,” explains Chef Maiano.