by John Notary, Australia
My family name is Notari. My grandfather Faustino Notari left Malvaglia in the 1880s and became a trainee chef under Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London. In the 90s he joined Pagani’s restaurant in Great Portland ST. London. The Meschini family were mananging the restaurant and kept the famous “Artist’s Room” for up and coming creative souls. (I still have copy of this book) My uncle William Notari worked in the restaurant and was very active with the Unione Ticinese where many functions were held. This was all destroyed in the Blitz.
I am not in the catering field and migrated to Australia in 1956.