Casa Tua | Miami, FL
Born in Brescia, located in Northern Italy’s Lombardy
region, Chef Sergio Sigala of Casa Tua has established an
authentic Italian outpost in South Beach over the past four
years. Casa Tua represents Sigala’s first culinary endeavor
in the US.
As is typical in an Italian family, Sigala learned to cook
from his mother and grandmother. As a young teenager he went
to work as a dishwasher for a cousin who had a restaurant,
and around the same time, he entered culinary school. During
his 5 years of school training, he completed a series of apprenticeships
in some of Europe’s top kitchens, including the 3-Michelin-starred
Ristorante L’Abereta di Gualtiero Marchesi. There Sigala
had the opportunity to work under the supervision of now famous
Carlo Cracco, who also got his start in Marchesi’s kitchen.
Prior to coming to Casa Tua, Sergio was the Executive Chef
at the Grand Hotel Molveno and Chef de Cuisine at the Hotel
Milano, two of Italy’s 4 star luxury hotels. In addition
to his experience throughout Italy’s kitchens, Sigala
has ventured forth into several French establishments, most
recently at Michelin-starred Le Diamante Rose in Cote D’Azur.
Sigala’s cuisine is simple, but not simplistic. He
deftly assembles his minimalist dishes using high quality
ingredients and fresh herbs, as well as handmade pastas and
pastries. Extra virgin olive oil is a central ingredient in
many of his dishes, and Sigala relies on more than half a
dozen varieties for their distinct flavor and body.
In his spare time, Sergio enjoys cycling, snowboarding, surfing