When Italians move abroad, they hold tight to family ties. Michele Farnesi, for example, dedicated his Parisian restaurant, Dilia, to his grandparents. Denny Imbroisi, 30 years old, calls his place Ida, named for his older sister. Born in Calabria, Imbroisi grew up in Mantua and moved to France at eighteen. He is a well-known face in his adopted country, thanks also to his participation in the television program, Top Chef, when he was twenty-four. He headed the kitchen in Alain Ducasse’s Eiffel Tower restaurant after a long lead-in working with renowned chefs and restaurants. His favorite ingredient is pasta, and he dedicates an entire menu to it, from antipasto to dessert. There’s always pasta, including the most traditional ones such as cacio e pepe and carbonara served with a raw egg yolk on top. Pasta, vitello tonnato, gnocchi – these are all reinvented in a contemporary manner.