Francesco Gava, the Italian chef de cuisine of the Lucciola restaurant in The Hari Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Francesco Gava, the Italian chef de cuisine of the Lucciola restaurant in The Hari Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

He wanted to be a motocross rider but ended up becoming a chef – and Francesco Gava says it has paid off

  • The Italian chef de cuisine at Lucciola, at The Hari Hong Kong in Wan Chai, talks about how his mother kept him on his culinary career course, and the importance of not giving up
  • The Piedmont native on falling in love with Hong Kong: ‘I liked that it’s vibrant, has lots of energy – positive and negative’

Francesco Gava, the Italian chef de cuisine of the Lucciola restaurant in The Hari Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Francesco Gava, the Italian chef de cuisine of the Lucciola restaurant in The Hari Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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