Chef Five Bites: Nicholas Stefanelli

Mio's executive chef Nicholas Stefanelli has worked under Roberto Donna at Galileo and Fabio Trabocchi at Maestro in the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. He accompanied Trabocchi to Fiamma in Manhattan to serve as chef de cuisine for a short stint, before returning to DC and taking over the kitchen at Mio. These are his Five Bites.

1. Red snapper with asparagus in Restaurant Eve’s Tasting Room

2. Margherita pizze d.o.c at 2 Amys

3. Soft tendon and tripe at Pho 75

4. Burger and fries at Five Guys

5. Seafood pan-fried noodles for late-night dining at New Big Wong

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden