Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville, the highly anticipated luxury hotel opening in the heart of Music City, announces the appointment of Aniello “Nello” Turco as the restaurant’s executive chef.
Already highly respected in his field, after notable contributions to world-renowned Michelin-starred outposts such as Noma in Copenhagen and Mio in Beijing, Chef Nello chose Nashville as the next stop in an already glittering international career. He will oversee the flagship Four Seasons Nashville Mimo Restaurant and Bar, an upscale southern Italian dining concept fused with local southern influences. Mimo will provide an inspiring social space for downtown Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood, allowing hotel guests and locals alike to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, fueled by a lively and welcoming bar that flows into an inviting restaurant space .
The restaurant will be conveniently located on the first floor of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville at 100 Demonbreun Street, in the heart of downtown Nashville’s SoBro district, and directly across from Nashville’s West Riverfront Park and the Ascend Amphitheater.
Nello is known for his high energy and approachability and intends to use Mimo’s open kitchen and floor plan to engage and build meaningful connections with guests. His menus are built around high-quality ingredients and the use of cutting-edge techniques to recreate the depth of flavor of his Southern Italian house dishes. Its Mimo menu takes shape with experiments such as fermented chicken in sourdough bread and exciting versions of southern Italian classics.
Born in Naples, Italy, Nello always wanted to be a chef and started cooking at just 13 years old in his parents’ restaurant. At 24, he began working in Michelin-starred restaurants, including those of chef Alain Ducasse. In London, he then worked with chef Marco Calenzo (former head chef at Mio), who offered him a position as sous chef at the famed Michelin-starred Apsleys.
Nello spent two years at Noma, two Michelin stars, in Copenhagen, where an in-depth study of fermentation and natural food processing provided skills that he will infuse into his innovative approach at Mimo. He recently spent five years at the Mio Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. After being promoted to head chef, Nello won several Beijing Chef of the Year awards and the restaurant received a Michelin star in 2020 under his leadership.
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