In The Kitchen with Cristof Danzi of Cristof's
Aubrie Gerber, AGERBER@NEWS-PRESS.COMPublished 12:00 a.m. ET May 28, 2014
Cristof Danzi is the chef and owner of Cristof's on McGregor. After designing the restaurant, he opened its doors in October 2011 at 10231 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information, call 791-8473.
Inspirations: My father
Favorite cuisine to eat: Mediterranean
Favorite dish from your childhood: Octopus
What was the first dish you mastered? Sweet and sour rabbit
Celebrity (living or dead) you'd love to have dinner with: Auguste Escoffier
If I weren't in this business, I'd be: a naval engineer
Things you can't get through the day without: My espresso
Favorite quick meal: Italian rosticceria (tapas)
Cooking gods: Yves Thuries
If you had your own cooking show, what would you call it? "Fresh Fast Food"
Guilty food pleasure: Bone marrow
Food aversion you can't get over: Processed food
Favorite dish on your menu (and why?): Seafood Bouillabaisse. I love light and fresh seafood.
Favorite SWFL restaurant other than your own: Osteria Tulia (Naples)
What would be your last meal? The one before I die… lol
Oddest/most interesting thing in your home fridge right now: Radicchio
What are your plans for dinner tonight? Lobster Thermidor
Dream vacation: Sail around the world
Oddest thing you've eaten (and did you enjoy it?): Type of lumbrico worm in Busan South Korea and yes, I did like it.
• Age: 55
• Where were you born? Sicily
• Culinary training: Italy, France, England, Oman, Bahrain, Barbados, etc.
• Former gigs: In Barbados at the Almond Beach Resort