The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
– Phil Jackson
ENJOY WITH GUSTO HOSPITALITY GROUP
Mick has cultivated an accomplished career as a restaurateur, but most describe him as more than that. Poetic, passionate, authentic… gracious... An artist and a storyteller... whether it be with his words or in his work.
noun 1. enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest.
2. style of artistic execution.
Mick is a living example of the very definition of the word “gusto”. And his brand and his team are an extension and reflection of that.
Gusto interior spaces are masterfully crafted. Equally are the cocktails and cuisines. Mick’s teams create alluring settings that welcome in the scents, sounds, and of course tastes of the gusto experience… Vibrancy and life flow gracefully throughout.
Mick has been noted to quote the 17th century British poet George Herbert,
"STORMS MAKE THE OAK GROW DEEPER ROOTS."
Growing up on a remote mountain village farm in the war-torn former Yugoslavia, Mick faced adversity and learned the value of family and work ethic at an early age. His resilient roots run deep. Living off the land near the border of Montenegro with no running water or the common amenities of modern life we mostly take for granted, Mick and his family lead a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and sustainability, out of both necessity and survival.
Assembling an experienced team of widely-respected industry professionals and watching their own creativity take shape has been one of Mick’s most valued gifts. And the result has been a growing portfolio of restaurants and luxury hotels, built from scratch or restored with artistry and craft.