Introducing Carna, a contemporary Steakhouse concept helmed by the legendary butcher, Dario Cecchini.
An ancient art full of skill and ritual passed down from masters to apprentices, the butcher must be a knowledgeable and conscious carnivore who honors the life and death of the animal. We use this wealth of wisdom and artistry to imagine a secret society of butchers. Carna honors this tradition and offers a glimpse into the society of butchers who provide the letters that form a poetic meal.
My Name is Dario Cecchini and my family have been butchers for eight generations, father to son. I try to maintain the high values of my work and my family’s traditions. I always say that a man is like a tree: he must have his feet, his roots, planted firmly in the earth, traditions; and his head, the crown of the tree, must be in the sky, in the contemporary world. Having respect of the animal, of it’s life, of it’s death, and using everything to the very last tendon with conscience is what I have been doing every day for the past 40 years. I am a butcher from head to tail. My beef and my pork aren’t of any specific breed and they are raised in Catalonia, Spain, by people that I have known for over 20 years and that I trust deeply. Sometimes the beef might be of the Chianina breed and it comes from the Manetti family in the splendid Fontodi farm in Panzano in Chianti.