You can expect Chef Grigo to personally ensure your dining delight—right down to the final sip of caffe.

"Chef Grigo"

"Chef Grigo"

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Aqua e Vino is the vision and life long aspiration of Italian born and trained Master Chef, Gabriele Grigolon.

Chef Grigo has enjoyed a career that includes famous restaurants around the world: Il Cortile (under the management of renown Alain Ducasse) in Paris, France;  Aimo e Nadia in Milan, Italy; and several in upscale Monte Carlo, Monaco:  Hotel de ParisHarry’s Bar and Il Novecento including being responsible for opening  the very popular Sass Café.

The prestigious international Cordon d’Or  for Chef de Cuisine was presented to Chef Grigo by the Principality of Monaco.

In the late ’90s, his career trajectory brought him to the United States where he worked in Princeton, NJ and Stamford, CT for a time before settling in Charlotte, NC with his family in 2005.

After ten years serving as Executive Chef for the Conte Restaurant Group, Chef Grigo is pleased to launch his own boutique restaurant that will focus on bringing the small local restaurant feel from the cobblestone streets of his hometown in northern Italy.

In his words, “If it is a sunny day, I will want to make sunny food. If I wake up to rain, my guests will be welcomed with warming food. Every day, the menu will change to enhance our moods and experience.”

Culinary School

Culinary School

Varallo Sesia, Italy

Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef

Scopello, Italy

Cordon d'Or Award Ceremony

Cordon d'Or Award Ceremony

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Slow Food Movement

Slow Food Movement

Princeton, NJ