Owner, Le Cirque
Mauro earned a BA from Columbia University. In addition to honing his craft at Le Cirque, he worked for four summers at Gerard Boyer's Michelin three-star Le Crayères in Reims, France. He also spent a year working at the Michelin-two star restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, staged at the Hotel Ritz in Paris and spent a summer under the tutelage of Juan Marie Arzac at his renowned Michelin-three star Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain.
When he was seven years old, Mauro can recall his father dressing him in a bowtie and having him serve champagne to the diners at Le Cirque. "My brothers and I virtually grew up in our father's restaurant. As a young child, I was sort of encouraged into thinking I probably had the same knack as my father. I have never thought twice about doing something else."
Restaurant Manager at Le Cirque
Italian national Oreste Amadeo is a hands-on professional with over 12 years of international experience in the hospitality realm. In his current role as Restaurant Manager at Le Cirque, Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, he brings significant knowledge and expertise garnered in various of F&B and kitchen operations from around the world, including Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. With great comprehension of how to direct restaurants to success in a highly competitive market, Oreste’s phenomenal leadership skills helps brings the team together and achieve performance goals that eventually drive sales and profitability.
Building his background in the F&B department for over a decade, Oreste sharpened his skills at notable hotel and restaurant chains, working most of his career outside his home country to gain a true sense of the international trends in the luxury hospitality industry.