Above: Chef de cuisine Lesley Bracely (left) and waiter Jessica Cline at Ristorante Càpeo in Little Rock, where Cantele Primitivo is served by the glass.
425 Main St
N Little Rock AR 72114
Mosaic Wine Group was truly impressed by the deft hand of New Orleans-trained chef de cuisine Lesley Bracely, whose ravioli stuffed with veal paired beautifully the other night with a glass of food-friendly Cantele Primitivo at Ristorante Capeo in Little Rock, Arkansas. The handmade pasta for the ravioli was light but consistent, well seasoned, and perfectly cooked al dente, firm to the bite but pillowy in mouthfeel.
Executive chef and co-owner Eric Isaac received his training in Costigliole d’Asti, Italy, where he was the valedictorian of his class at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. Upon graduation, he apprenticed at one of the most celebrated restaurants of the Italian riviera, Cà Peo — the inspiration for the restaurant he opened in 2002 with his brother Brian.
Winners of countless accolades, the Isaac brothers have cooked at the James Beard House in New York and their world-class cuisine is widely considered one of the best kitchens in the South.
Mosaic Wine Group is looking forward to visiting Càpeo this summer and the promise of some of Brian’s Arkansas tomatoes!