Born in Trieste Antonia has made a name for herself by producing distinctive multicultural cuisine reflecting the diversity of her surroundings on the Italian-Slovenian border combined with her Jewish-Italian heritage. One of the rising stars on the Italian gourmet scene Antonia enjoys the tradition of food yet likes to introduce ingredients to create something new and exciting, playing with flavours in a non-traditional way.
Antonia opened her first restaurant in 2006 and just three years later was shortlisted as one of the best emerging chefs in northern Italy. In 2011 Antonia travelled to Venice to work at the Michelin-starred Il Ridotto, then Venissa on Mazzorbo before opening her own restaurant for the second time in 2014, L’Argine a Vencó near the Slovenian border. The small farmhouse restaurant has earned a Michelin star.