Class of 1975, originally from Val di Fassa, Peter acclaims a consolidated experience in the restaurant industry. Following his diploma at the hotel institute ‘Tesero’ he moved to Bolzano where he took his first steps in haute cuisine under the guidance of Chef Giorgio Nardelli, at the Parkhotel Laurin. In 2000 he arrived at Villa Negri in Riva del Garda, where in 2003, at the age of 28, acquired a Michelin star.

Decisive experiences for his professional development also included time spent at Chiesa restaurant in Trento and Palagio59 in Rignano sull’Arno.

Currently Lungarno Collection’s Executive Chef, as well as Chef at the Michelin star restaurant Borgo San Jacopo, the legendary “BSJ”, acclaimed by the best Italian restaurant guides.

In the heart of Florence, surrounded by the elegance of the Lungarno Collection, Peter Brunel has found a place to create a truly Italian menu with exciting excursions into distant cuisines.
His cooking builds on the richness of his ingredients, the wholesomeness of traditional foods and a balanced approach to experimentation in the kitchen.


  • 1 Michelin Star at Borgo San Jacopo| The Michelin Guide 2016
  • Gourmet Bistro Winner for Caffè dell’Oro | 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2018
  • Contemporary Restaurant of the Year for Caffè dell’Oro | 2018 Luxury Travel Guide
FOUR Questions with Peter

Describe your culinary philosophy in FOUR words:

Knowledge, Taste, Visual impact, Personality

What is your greatest inspiration?


If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go? 

Astrid & Gastòn, Lima Perù

What FOUR items would you take to a desert island?

Lighter, Knife, Book, Vermouth

Borgo San Jacopo

Borgo San Jacopo 62R 
50125 Florence
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Borgo San Jacopo

Tel: +39 055 281661

Caffè dell’Oro 

Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli, 2P 
50123 Florence
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Caffè dell’Oro 

Tel: +39 055 2726 8912

The Fusion Bar & Restaurant
Vicolo dell’Oro 3
50123 Florence
Tel: +39 055 2726 6987