Sirio Maccioni

Sirio Maccioni (born 1932 in Montecatini Terme, Italy) is a restaurateur and author. He was awarded the Impresario dell’Anno (Entrepreneur of the Year) award at Affreschi Toscani. Maccioni is known for Le Cirque, his award-winning flagship French restaurant and other ventures in New York, Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic and Mexico City, which are run with his wife Egidiana “Egi” and sons Mario, Marco and Mauro. A restaurant in London is scheduled to open in 2009. In June 2004 Maccioni published his [biography], Sirio: The Story of My Life and Le Cirque with [Bloomberg] LP's restaurant critic Peter Elliot. On television, he has been featured as a guest judge on Top Chef, the 48th Annual Miss Universe Pageant and as himself in Charlie Rose, Behind Closed Doors and Eat This New York. Maccioni and his family were also featured in a behind-the-scenes documentary film A Table in Heaven, which details Le Cirque’s 2006 move from the Palace Hotel to the Bloomberg building on East 58th St. Maccioni and several recipes from his restaurants are featured in Egidiana Maccioni’s The Maccioni Family Cookbook.


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