September 23rd, 2009

Head Chef: Rio Ferdinand To Open A Restaurant

Rio FerdinandIf you like pasta with your players, we have good news for you.

Rio Ferdinand is branching out from his off-pitch work in entertainment and publishing and is opening a restaurant called Rosso. Located in Manchester inside an building formerly used as a bank, the restaurant is currently undergoing a major refurb to ready itself for the onslaught of ballers, locals and wagabees soon to grace its dinner tables.

A spokesperson for the resto says Rosso will seat about 150 people and be quite a laid back affair.

“We want it to be a really nice, relaxed place for people to come and dine and it’s not going to be ridiculously expensive, it will be good food at a good price… “Rosso” is Italian for red, because it gives it that authenticity, but is also a bit of a nod to Rio too.”

Don’t panic: you still have time to find an outfit and/or practice eating spaghetti without it splashing on your Prada. Rio’s not due to open up shop until the end of October/early November.

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8 Responses to “Head Chef: Rio Ferdinand To Open A Restaurant”

  1. I've been trying to find out a little more about this kind of stuff, thanks for sharing

  2. ronnie Roo says:

    Loads of Italian Food, was originally going to be called Dolce. Should be a huge success. Might even pinch regulars from the best Italian in town: San Carlo. Only time will tell

  3. [...] Rio Ferdinand is opening a restaurant so now you’ll have a reason to sit on the toilet and read his magazine. [Kickette] [...]

  4. Flowie says:

    Hhhhmmm..Good Husband!!!!

  5. FootballerChick43-"Mrs.Ballack" says:

    WOW, lol. Just… I’ll end my comment there.

  6. carly says:

    Rosso, that's a good name :) But I'm imagining there won't be italian food.

  7. Ella says:

    Loves it.

  8. Baby Freya says:

    I am *SO* going to his restaurant!