Valerio, an Italian young entrepreneur trained as a chef in Rome, made some interesting and inspiring experiences in Copenhagen from Kanalen to Amass, and decided to start up in 2014 his own business, il__mattarello - an organic and artisan pasta lab at Copenhagen Street Food market. Since September 2017 he is the co-owner and executive chef at Tèrra.
Valerio has always been fascinated by food culture and the art of merging few, simple ingredients to make delicious dishes. His Italian roots drive him every day: the marine air he has been breathing, the warm and soft wind making everything smoother and the warmth of the sun that makes any food presented delicious… Growing up in such a context, his taste and sight became quite hard to please. Indeed, his never-ending research is on new ways to merge ingredients, because of their chemical relationship, colours and flavours, to make people satisfied and happier. At Tèrra he is also taking into account the nordic experiences and influx.
Lucia De Luca
Lucia, an Italian young designer educated in Rome and with a Master degree in Copenhagen, after making experiences both as freelance and in architecture offices, she decided to start up together with Valerio their own company il__mattarello where she became in charge of the concept design and communication. In 2017, she have designed and planned the interior of their new project - Tèrra, an urban trattoria, wine & cocktail bar.
Lucia has always been charmed by food, perfumes and flavours, curious to taste new things. Fascinated by nature, seasonal changing patterns and colours, flowers and architecture, she likes to see details in daily life throughout macro and zoom in photos or shots. Became for passion a foodie and great hosts. She welcome everybody at Tèrra, which she have designed as a living room with an open kitchen, to stay for a short chat or a nice evening.