Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo has spoken out about the ‘c**p’ being reported about his restaurant chain My Pasta Bar falling into liquidation
Gino D’Acampo has broken his silence on rumours his restaurant chain My Pasta Bar has gone into liquidation.
It was reported the celebrity chef had called time on the grab-and-go franchise according to paperwork from Companies House.
However as rumours regarding the Italian’s finances continue to circulate, Gino took to Instagram to “set the record straight”.
Sharing a video from his kitchen, he said: “When I got back I saw a lot of c**p about my restaurant.
“Apparently, my restaurant had been into liquidation.
“Now, I don’t usually do stuff like this, but I thought, let me set the record straight here.
“About 10 years ago, I opened a business called Pasta Bar, which is serving Italian food very fast in the centre of London, three little shops.
“And we tried for 10 years, and then Covid came around and I thought, do you know what? We had to close.
“There was no point to pursue with the idea, which, by the way, I absolutely love and I will continue with that with another business.”
Gino explained that his Pasta Bar chain was separate from his restaurant business, which he claimed was ‘thriving’.
He continued: “So the Pasta Bar business has got nothing to do with my restaurant business, with my import business, or any other business that I do, it’s a stand alone business going into liquidation.
“We have to move on, this is what business is all about – sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
“Now, let’s talk about the restaurant business, which is growing really, really well, so much so that this year alone, I’m going to be opening three mega sites and one I’m going to be opening in Italy!”
The Italian also told his followers he opened his dream restaurant in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, saying “we did it!”
Explaining how he came across the opportunity he said: “If you live around the area, the restaurant used to be called Piccolino, so what I did, I kicked them out and now it’s called Luciano, like my son.
“I’ve invested thousands and thousands of pounds into the restaurant, a brand new kitchen, all everything all kitted out, and I’m going to be there on the 24th of January to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant.
“And I hope to see you there, I can’t wait! So Alderley Edge, brand new restaurant, so exciting.
Gino signed off by saying: “And guys, can I give you a suggestion? When you see something mainly remember this it’s all c**p!”
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