Growing up in a first generation Italian household, Carmine DePasquale, developed a passion for hospitality at an early age. The hospitable welcoming culture of sharing great food with friends and family – is embedded in Carmine’s DNA.
Carmine was first introduced to the restaurant industry at the young age of 12. Starting as a young dishwasher and eventually working up his way to line cook, developing a passion for the business at a young age. His path eventually led him to acquire a BA at the Culinary Institute of America, proceeded by furthering his Old World Hospitality Culture by attending "Istituto Superiore delle Cucine Regionali d'Italia." Traveling Italy & Europe working in Michelin Starred restaurants, Il Mulinazzo by Nino Graziano & Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais by Massimo Spigaroli.
Immediately upon his return to the states, his passion brought him to Las Vegas where Carmine continued to grow his hospitality knowledge at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Nove Italiano Steakhouse at the Palms.
Returning to NJ in 2010, DePasquale joined the Terra Momo Restaurant Group in Princeton as Director Of Operations of Mediterra, Eno Terra as well as Opening Enoteca Ursino. A short break from the restaurants with a brief stint at Ome Caterers, NJ's exclusive off premise caterers.
It wasn't long that Carmine couldn't be without the restaurant scene and energy, with great excitement joining the Battello family. DePasquale's warm hospitality will welcome you with stories behind wine, local ingredients and dishes close to the heart.