A taste of Lincoln is heading to Italy as one of the city's most successful restaurateurs prepares to take on one of the world's food capitals.
Vito Cataffo, owner of Gino's and Zucchini's, will have his journey documented in a six-part Channel 4 programme due to air in August this year.
Mr Cataffo was born in Italy and raised in the South of England before coming to Lincolnshire in the 70s and opening The Italian Affair, first in Grimsby and then Lincoln.
Now he is heading to Bologna to open a restaurant which will serve British food with an Italian twist.
"My restaurants here serve Italian food with a British twist and I want to turn this around when I am in Italy," he said.
"I will only be using British produce.
"My beef is from Lincolnshire and the cheeses I use are from Devon and Cornwall.
"We want to do a breakfast menu and that is where the Lincolnshire sausage will feature."
The filming so far has taken in Mr Cataffo finding his food producers and his exhausting search for a venue.
After touring all over Italy he chose a place on the oldest street in Bologna and now he has the task of getting the building renovated and working by June 18.
The restaurant is going to be called Passion to signify the passion shared by Mr Cataffo and the Italians when it comes to good food and service and he is hoping fellow restaurant owner Sir Michael Caine will be on hand to cut the ribbon.
The programme is being produced for Channel 4 by IWC under the title Dolce Vito.
For more on Dolce Vito, see Monday's Echo.