The Proprietors

Christian Alunno - Chef de Cuisine

My husband, Christian Alunno, is an Executive Chef from Nice, France. In Europe he worked at Hotel Meridian Nice, Lowes Hotel Monte Carlo, at the Hyatt Regency Hotels in Nice and Rabat and at Casablanca Morocco, just to name a few. He came to the United States in 1993 and worked as the Executive Sous Chef at the Westin Hotel Copley Place, Boston, the Exective Chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, Michigan, and the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colorado. He has spent the last 10 years as the Executive Chef at Harbour Ridge Yacht Club in Palm City and has had this dream to open his own restaurant one day. That day has come!

Mary Ellen Alunno - General Manager

My name is Mary Ellen and my past restaurant experience (while not as interesting) is extensive also. I worked in restaurants while I was going to college and continued in the field, learning the ins and outs of the business. I have worked in every area of restaurant operations and loved it all, so it became inevitable that I would pursue it as my career. I became a Manager for Food and Beverage with Stouffer's Restaurant Corporation, working locally here at Parker's Lighthouse (early 1990's), then at the Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach. After that, I went to work at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club as their Assistant Club Manager in charge of food and beverage. Four years later, I met my husband, Christian. We have a son, Emil, and now a flourishing restaurant.

Christian and I look forward to seeing you at Le Metro Neighborhood Bistro, and encourage you to talk to us about your experiences with service, food and general hospitality.

See you at your next meal.
Mary Ellen Alunno