Massoni – Rinaldo, Founder of Cafe Florentino & Leon: Their Legacy. By Michele Massoni-Dubuc

In this lavishly illustrated family memoir Michele Massoni-Dubuc celebrates the life and legacy of her grandfather Rinaldo and father Leon whose contributions to Melbourne’s hospitality industry laid the foundations for the city’s enduring reputation as Australia’s culinary capital.

Starting only with a name (Rinaldo) and a city (Lucca) Michele embarked on a journey into her family’s past, charting her grandfather’s origins, his arrival in Melbourne, marriage into the leading hospitality family of the day and creation of Café Florentino, Australia’s oldest and most iconic restaurant and a byword for Italian style and elegance. The tradition continued and was embellished by Rinaldo’s son Leon at the Florentino, Tolarno French Bistro, Café Balzac and Massoni Ristorante -Girrarosto and through his eponymous wine label.

Michele brings these entrepreneurial and innovative individuals, their times and achievements to life within a context that evokes also Melbourne’s evolving love of good food, wine and all things Italian. Primarily an engaging family history, the Massoni story is the story also of migration, struggle and acceptance against the changing socio-economic backdrop of twentieth century Melbourne.

ISBN:  9780994536105

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In this lavishly illustrated family memoir Michele Massoni-Dubuc celebrates the life and legacy of her grandfather Rinaldo and father Leon whose contributions to Melbourne’s hospitality industry laid the foundations for the city’s enduring reputation as Australia’s culinary capital.

Starting only with a name (Rinaldo) and a city (Lucca) Michele embarked on a journey into her family’s past, charting her grandfather’s origins, his arrival in Melbourne, marriage into the leading hospitality family of the day and creation of Café Florentino, Australia’s oldest and most iconic restaurant and a byword for Italian style and elegance. The tradition continued and was embellished by Rinaldo’s son Leon at the Florentino, Tolarno French Bistro, Café Balzac and Massoni Ristorante -Girrarosto and through his eponymous wine label.

Michele brings these entrepreneurial and innovative individuals, their times and achievements to life within a context that evokes also Melbourne’s evolving love of good food, wine and all things Italian. Primarily an engaging family history, the Massoni story is the story also of migration, struggle and acceptance against the changing socio-economic backdrop of twentieth century Melbourne.

ISBN:  9780994536105

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Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 30 × 22 × 2 cm

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