Il cibo diventa arte, ogni piatto racconta una fiaba e l’anima vibra, solleticata dai piaceri del gusto
Cuculia Restaurant comes to life in 2012 thanks to the love of Chel Oliver Betancourt and Roberta Del Prete.
An ambitious project grown and matured in the heart of the town of Florence and has become more and more attentive and open to the new horizons of contemporary cuisine. Cuculia is one of a kind restaurant. The ingredients that make it unique are the passion for cooking, the goodness and the beauty of its dishes and the welcoming to their customers.
The name Cuculia comes from the ancient name of the street of the Restaurant, via de’ Serragli, that during the Renaissance was known as the Street of the Cuculia, for its numerous cuckoos, symbol of power and importance. These birds lived among the noble palaces and their twitter was appreciated by the florentines.
Chef Oliver Betancourt
Born in Naples in 1980, she grows up in Florence and ends her literary studies in Paris. She has studied art and theatre since the age of 19. She approaches the cooking culture as an art form in 2009. Fond of nature and cooking fieldwork, together with her husband Oliver Betancourt she starts creating dishes that are a true alchemy between emotions of the past and contemporary cooking. She conveys all the love and the commitment to the cooking experience through serving and telling a dish created by the Chef Betancourt.