A True, Passionate Chef,
a Perfectionist and a Teacher
Locally trained, 20 years of experience on the Italian fine dining scene, Renato has worked with world class chefs from both Montreal and Italy.
The province of Quebec has evolved immensely over the past twenty years with new local farmers, local livestock and fresh local produce becoming better known. Renato’s food preparation and menu has taken a turn towards market fresh ingredients.
Inspiring Culinary Students
Renato works hand-in-hand with culinary institutes across Quebec. He helps young eager cooks and chefs “to be” learn more to improve their skills, so that they too can one day become executive or head chefs and possibly open their own fine dining establishment.
Charities and Causes
Renato Da Vinci restaurant and working with charities and fundraising by offering their host various events and supporting them in their activities. The support is a fundamental value for Renato: “When I was a child, I was always told that if you spread the good around you, that you will one day be made”.
Renato admires the work of Michel Troisgros, Gualtiero Marchesi and New York’s own Alfred Portale. “It’s more than safe to say that my own cooking has a little of each of these master chef’s inputs”.
“Un Italiano Vero”
Originally from southern Italy and a food aficionado, Vince is amongst the pillars of the Montreal restaurant scene. Over the years he has surpassed the expectations of many celebrities, whose portraits decorate the walls of the restaurant which now has its own “wall of fame”.
Whether with a visitor who’s discovering Montreal for the first time or with a regular that has been coming to the restaurant for years, Vince welcomes all guests with the equal dose of ease and warmth; he will strive to meticulously provide advice to his patrons according to the daily fresh arrival in the kitchen. You have particular taste and want to order something that doesn’t appear on the menu? Not a problem, with your particular preference in mind and given certain latitude, Vince will devote the proper care to pull out of the kitchen a dish that will amaze you and that only regulars share the knowledge.
Involved in the business and charitable community of Montreal, Vince is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Montreal Metropolitan, the Restaurant Association of Quebec, Casa d’Italia and Leonardo Da Vinci Centre. When he is not busy digging new findings in the wine department to surprise his customers, Vince is a motorcycle enthusiast, can be found on a green with his golf clubs or spending time with his family, including his two children who he has already started sharing the joys of cooking with. of these master chef’s inputs”.
His outstanding performance and dedication for perfection stems from his wealthy background in the restaurant business as well as many other choice careers. Within the almost two decades at Da Vinci, he has organized and Mc’s major south Asian shows, concerts and performances.
Before achieving goals in Canada, he earned his Master of Social Science Degree from The University of Dhaka. He also received a diploma in tourism and travel (A United Nations Development Program), which allowed him to develop his public relations.
With his thrive for perfection, he describes the food with utmost attention, focusing on the origin of the ingredients, making you fall in love with the dish before it even arrives at the table.