Cotentin. The Italian Matteo Puccio is the new chef of this legendary restaurant

Matteo and Mila Puccio, two passionate about cooking with local products. (©La Presse de la Manche)

Originally from Spoleto, in the center of italychef Matteo Puccio has just arrived at the mythical restaurant “La Marine”, in Carteret (Manche), by Mr. and Mrs. Euller.

The impressive journey of Matteo Puccio

Matteo Puccio is a cooking enthusiast, with a more than impressive journey. To please his parents, he followed law studies. But that was not his way at all. As a child, he cooked with his father. And the kitchen, to please, he likes that. After six months of training in private school kitchen, he becomes second in a gastronomic restaurant.

It is not possible to trace professional life of this 42-year-old chef. He has rubbed shoulders with the greatest, he cooked on luxury cruise ships like Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Montenegro, Cyprus, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, our chef has traveled a lot. Who does not know the famous butcher Salt Bae, butcher and actor? Matteo Puccio opened Salt Bae’s restaurant in Greece. The circle is complete, because he is a cooking teacher in the school that trained him.


But Matteo has a dream. His holy grail, becoming the chef of a fine establishment already selected in France. The dream has come true with “La Marine”. The chef, accompanied by his wife Mila, second, will offer cuisine with local products. Above all, they want to work fisherman premises and the producers of the region.

They will see themselves vegetable growers on the spot, because the chef wants to know what he is going to find, what he is going to cook. Lovers of real products. The chef sublimates these local products to produce happiness in the mouth. The cuisine of this unique chef appeals as much to the eye, to the nose, to the mouth, to the ear. Emotion guaranteed.

You will find at “La Marine” a bistronomic cuisine and a gourmet cuisine on weekends. Scallops, blue lobster and surprises for dessert. Matteo and Mila have fallen in love with our region. “A dream place”, they describe, without forgetting Nikita, their golden.

“La Marine” restaurant, open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, rue de Paris in Carteret. Such. :02 33 53 83 31.

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