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Giving thanks for good living

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An hour gazing out on the water that separates their North Vancouver restaurant from the architectural horizon of Vancouver’s core is enough to convince anyone with a romantic ear that Quattro is a family business rich with "abbondanza," the Italian poetry of life.

An hour gazing out on the water that separates their North Vancouver restaurant from the architectural horizon of Vancouver’s core is enough to convince anyone with a romantic ear that Quattro is a family business rich with “abbondanza,” the Italian poetry of life.

Both father and son share a passion for the cuisine of their homeland. Inspired by equal measures of season, region, and tradition, every dish served in the trio of their Quattro restaurants is their way of showing thanks to family and history.

Born in a small town outside Rome, Antonio Corsi found his calling early, spending his early years in hotel and restaurant kitchens across Europe before apprenticing in Italy and Germany. Soon after, he came to Canada to pursue his dream of sharing the ethos and pleasures of Italian cuisine in its many regional guises.

Nurturing a passion for the stage and the kitchen alike, Patrick grew up in his father’s restaurants. In the end, blood won out; however, his performance at Quattro is anything but an act as confirmed by Patrick’s inclusion in Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 under 40” list.

As anyone who has ever dined at the Quattros in North Vancouver, Whistler, or Vancouver will attest, the food that comes out of their kitchens is as rich with heritage as it is soulfully satisfying.

With artful presentation and enough gusto to make you feel part of the family, the Corsis are masters of elegant comfort foods that change with the calendar. Asked to provide four courses for a Thanksgiving gathering of family and friends, they were excused from any obligation to involve turkey. What they have offered will warm any gathering.

Those with woes about pasta and pant size need only regard the figures cut by father and son alike to rest assured that true Italian cuisine is all about good living.

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