James Lewis

Chef and Owner, Bettola Restaurant

Maker: Chef

James Lewis cultivated his culinary style around Italian principles of simplicity and quality. As chef and owner of Bettola Restaurant, Lewis regularly returns to Italy to work and study with leading culinary masters, including Chef Antonio Pisaniello and Dario Cecchini. Lewis’ soulful approach to the culinary arts embodies his commitment to authenticity and his passion for learning the origins of many traditional items enables him to create a dining experience deeply rooted in Italian styles of preparation and cooking.


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