Luigi Pezzotta has handed over the reins at La Strada Trattoria, in Towcester, to chef Lee Scott.
Lee, who moved his family to Northampton from the Cotswolds, where he lived while being Executive Chef at Silverstone, is excited about running his own business as well as being the chef in Towcester.
His wife, Sharon, will run the accounts side of the restaurant. She is also a florist and believes the glass conservatory style premises, in White Horse Yard, will be ideal to showcase some of her arrangements.
Luigi, who is heading off “to pastures new”, said: “I’m confident that Lee will keep my customers happy and make a go of it here, bringing in new custom of his own.’
An excited Lee added: “I hope people will give us a try and that Luigi will not be missed too much by his regulars. The place will look familiar and some waiting staff remain”
The restaurant’s website will remain the same and can bu found at www.la-strada-towcester.co.uk