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Sirio Maccioni, New York, USA

Sirio Maccioni

Italian born (Montecatini Terme) restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni, is by now a living legend. Although his name is associated prevalently with one of the most famed French restaurants in New York (Le Cirque), he is already possibly the most successful example of what an Italian business man abroad can achieve in the field of hospitality. The long and intense career of Mr Maccioni, who is still strongly connected with his native Tuscany, deserves to be studied by everyone who, in particular, could benefit from understanding the way he's dealt with defecting chefs and demanding customers. He’s a living legend.