Jacopo Monni is our chef.
Born in Florence, he was raised in Tuscany between the Valdarno area of Tuscany and Florence, its capital city. After completing his schooling, his most important professional experiences took place in his native city.
His first on-the-job experiences were in prestigious kitchens such as the Hotel Excelsior in Florence. It was here that he mastered the techniques of Italian and French cuisine, building a solid foundation that would later prove indispensable in meeting the high expectations of demanding international clientele.
More recently he had a succession of incredibly formative work experiences at several restaurants owned by the Ferragamo family.
He worked at Osteria del Borro in San Giustino Valdarno (AR) and then back in Florence at the Fusion Bar & Restaurant until 2019. It was then that he received a call from the Cencioni family to come to Montalcino to fill the position of sous chef at Il Passaggio by Capanna, which was about to be inaugurated.
After a few months of working at Il Passaggio he received a promotion, becoming the executive chef. He now leads a team of seven professional staff who work together to express the heritage of the land through dishes that are communicated in a different and original way so that they stimulate curiosity.
“Our guests come to Il Passaggio looking for a unique gastronomic experience,” says Chef Monni. “It allows them to experience first-hand the prestigious Capanna Winery with its Brunello di Montalcino wine and, along with Capanna Suites, provides a gateway into this incredible universe.”