Published on December 3rd, 2015 | by Capital Public Radio
Aimal Formoli courted his wife by — how else? — cooking for her
Aimal Formoli, chef and co-owner of his self-named restaurant in East Sacramento, has the serious, bespectacled look of a scholar (though it must be added, one who’s seriously into tattoos). Suzanne Ricci, his wife and business partner, has thick dark hair, a wide smile that could guide ships to safety and a raucous laugh. It would seem ripe for a classic business model of his handling “back-of-house” duties (meal design and prep) and of her running front-of-house tasks (greeting customers, often acting as a fill-in server).