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9 questions with Hyacinths Rikki Giambruno: Keeping his Italian restaurant small is a big deal

Jan 31, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Hyacinth, a new Italian restaurant on St. Pauls Grand Avenue, is one of the hottest reservations in town. Here chef/owner Rikki Giambruno dishes on how he got his start, food philosophy, love for Italian food and what's ahead.

Whats your first food memory? I grew up here in an Italian-American family. My grandma Lena made spaghetti and meatballs, and it was the thing that made me and my siblings always so excited to go to my grandma's house. She's one of the best, thriftiest cooks I've eve...