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One Paston Place, Brighton

Bruno Cicco, the front man of perhaps the finest restaurant in Sussex

At just 28, Bruno Cicco is enjoying an illustrious career and experiencing the very best his profession can offer. His new position as Host and Restaurant Manager at One Paston Place, one of the finest restaurants in the region, is just reward for his years of dedication to the job he truly loves. His French and Italian parentage instilled of love of good food in Bruno from a young age. Moving to Paris at the earliest opportunity then gave him the chance to pursue a career in the heady world of fine dining.

He progressed quickly through an impressive series of highly regarded Michelin Star restaurants and at 22, was the youngest waiter to be promoted to the esteemed position of Chef de Rang when working in Monte Carlo at Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, Louis XV. His time in Monte Carlo saw him serving not only A-list celebrities including Pele and Bono, but also King Abdul Aziz and the Monegasque Royal Family - The Rainiers.

In 2000, Bruno headed to London to work as Chef de Rang at Marco Pierre White’s Mayfair restaurant Mirabelle. He was then given the position as Maitre d’Hotel at the Michel Roux, three Michelin Star Waterside Inn, and then in 2003 he went on to become Maitre d’Hotel at The Ritz.

A desire to escape the hustle and bustle of the city bought Bruno to Brighton and the position at One Paston place was perfectly timed for his arrival. Bruno told Dine-Online that he had "heard a lot about One Paston Place, because it has an outstanding reputation as the finest restaurant in the South East. Naturally, I am delighted to be part of the fantastic team who make the restaurant such an exceptional experience.”

“ I have worked in some amazing locations, for some of the largest and most notable restaurants in the world. While that experience is invaluable to me, the intimacy and elegance of One Paston Place cannot be beaten. I love being in Brighton, it is an exciting and vibrant place to live and I look forward to getting to know the city, the people and all the One Paston Place regulars! My dream is to achieve my first Michelin Star alongside Francesco and the Paston Place team.”

Also joining Bruno on the Paston Place team is new sommelier Angelo di Giampaolo. Angelo is originally from Rome and has worked with industry luminaries such as Gordon Ramsay and Sir Terence Conran. Angelo replaces Aaron Winwood, who was headhunted by the Toyota Formula One team. One Paston Place is run by husband and wife team Rachel Turner and Italian Head Chef Francesco Furriello. They run the type of stunning restaurant one might expect to have to travel up to London to visit. Tucked away in Brighton’s Kemp Town the light, classically stylish interior offers luxurious eating without a whiff of the stuffy or intimidating atmosphere that so often comes hand in hand with fine dining.

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Italia magazine’s June 2005 issue voted East Sussex restaurant One Paston Place as the number one Italian restaurant in the UK. A list of 26 restaurants, including Carluccio’s and Locatelli’s in London, were awarded a star rating by the high profile magazine. Head Chef at One Paston Place, Francesco Furriello, was awarded 7 stars beating the competition by a mile and hailing him the top Italian Chef in the UK.

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