Welcome to Fio’s Culinary Adventures, and thank you for visiting.
From Private Chef Dinners, to Culinary Tours, Canyon Sunset Dining Adventures, and much more, we take our food pleasure very seriously!!
Check out our latest food passion and private dinner photos on the What’s Fio been doing lately
and Upcoming Activities links above right!
If you are passionate about great food, this is where the adventure begins. We invite you to tease your culinary imagination, and consider the possibilities that fun gourmet cuisine can bring.
For the ultimate private dining event, please go to Private Dining. After over forty years of professional cooking experience, twenty of those years as chef/owner of one of St. Louis’ best restaurants (see reviews), I have decided to share my expertise, and love for cooking, focusing my passion for unique culinary experiences. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in private dining in your home or at the location of your choice, we want to share in your future culinary journeys. For more professional support, like restaurant consulting, or developing a private label line of sauces, or ready to eat meals, I guarantee a memorable culinary journey to its ultimate destination.
“In the true gastronomic sense, the culinary journey is the destination.” Fio Antognini
A very belated Thank You for the amazing dinner you served on Dec.13th at Parker’s Table. The holidays took over my life after the dinner and I just realized I had not sent our Thank You to you! Again you did an amazing job with every dish. And the surprise dish of “escargot” WOW! Carol and Bob also loved the evening and as Carol said , “it brings back so many memories of the old Fio and Lisa dinners we always enjoyed”. Thank you too for helping to make her birthday special.
We hope you made it home safely in time for Christmas Eve and had a wonderful Christmas. Until next year we will look forward to another Fio and Lisa dinner.
We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Fio and Lisa,
It was truly an incredible culinary journey! Such a special experience!
I look forward to retaining your talent and services again in the future! Hopefully not just for personal pleasure but also for our corporate clients.
In vino veritas!
Dear Lisa and Fio,
Thank you both for your excellent creations and presentation of food and wine, and also the care with which you deliver the evening experience! Our friends enjoyed themselves so much, as did we. It is also nice to catch up with you! Many thanks,
Dear Lisa and Fio, thank you so very much for the incredible culinary adventure you created for our family!! We look forward to our “Fio Dinner” every year as a family favorite. Every morsel of food was exquisite as always. I was going to write down some favorite bites from the meal, but really everything was so good, I can’t pick and choose. We excitedly await next year’s adventure.
“Everything was perfect and we felt so fortunate to be able to experience the evening. Your talents are amazing and passion for what you do is fantastic.”
…”everything has been far beyond my imagination, and we have to thank you for this great experience. “…
“This awesome soufflé says it all! On July 5th Lisa and Fio arrived at our casita at Inn at Entrada to prepare one of the very best and most elegant meals we have ever experienced. My husband and I have lived in Europe, have traveled extensively and consider ourselves gourmands. The five course meal was impeccable from start to finish and the evening was perfect in every way. Lisa and Fio are delightful, the presentation was exquisite, and, of course, the tastes were incredible! We felt like the King and Queen of St. George! I should add that they left our kitchen spotless, not even a dish in the dishwasher! Plus, the extra food was labeled and left for us in the refrigerator, so we were able to reminisce with delight the next day.“
“Hi Lisa and Fio, our guests have departed but we will all forever remember the incredible evening you orchestrated for us! We sincerely appreciated all your efforts and especially want to thank you for fitting us into your busy schedule. The menu was amazing and, as always, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Many thanks.”
Here’s a video of outdoor dining, indoor dining, and our culinary passion.
Here are a few more comments on food and more:
…“Lisa and Fio, You are totally awesome and made us look like rock stars. The menu created a party in my mouth. We all had happy plates, and you get all the credit! “….
Here’s a video answering one of our client’s question about The Perfect Souffle.
By request, we’re also posting this video we made on how to easily seed a pomegranate.
This quote is from a recent Canyon Sunset Dining Adventure;
Dear Fio and Lisa~ WOW! What a fabulous event! We had an amazing time at dinner. I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate my 50th. I will remember it always. Thank you for all the incredible details and all the love that went into everything you did for us. We loved every minute of it! Everything was first class! We look forward to getting a chance to participate in another event with you some day. We will be very proud to recommend you to friends.