il Pampero, the Italian restaurant situated at The Hari in London, has announced the appointment of a new head chef.
Matteo D’Elia joins from a vast hospitality background, having worked at the London Edition, Claude Bosi at Bibendum and Galvin at Windows.
Hailing from Rome, Italy, D’Elia has studied Italian cuisine at a number of top hospitality schools and worked across a range of Rome’s five-star hotels including Baglioni Hotel Regina, Hotel Imperiale and Hotel delle Minerve.
He moved to London after spending some time working at Roberto’s Restaurant at the Hilton Amsterdam and then the two-Michelin starred Spectrum at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam under the direction of famed chef, Sidney Schutte, Matteo travelled to London.
Now at his new role at il Pampero, D’Elia has devised a new a la carte menu and signature dishes.
il Pampero is the neighbourhood Italian restaurant located within five-star hotel, The Hari in Belgravia.
The Hari opened its doors in August 2016 and is the vision of Dr. Aron Harilela, Chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels Ltd, and the first hotel to open under the ‘The Hari’ brand. A second hotel opened in December 2020 in Hong Kong.