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Meet our team


Dan Balau – Restaurant Manager

Dan has been working in the hospitality business since the age of 16. His passion for cooking and serving people inspired him to open La Caverna Restaurant in April 2004. Through many years he has constantly changed the image of the restaurant by improving its decor and food. His vision of having the bar serving the expensive wines served by the glass was implemented last year when he introduced Wine Bar in La Caverna. His recent focus is vegan and vegetarian menu as he has became vegetarian couple of months ago.  When he is not working, he is probably resting, watching tennis or documentaries.


Ridwine is one of the longest working staff member. He loves looking after guests and if you are looking for any wine or food recommendations, he is the one to discuss it with you. He is a huge fan of Manchester United. He is dedicated to his gym training and often tries to cook La Caverna dishes at home with his wife.


Afrodita has been working for La Caverna for the last 2 years. She brought her experience in hospitality and is helping Dan with the restaurant arrangements as an Assistant Manager.  She brought her smile and professionalism to the place. She is interested in fasion and movies. 


Lucas is working in la Caverna during weekens. He is enjoying dealing with people and his focus is on customer service that is not the rule, it is the way we are. His interest includes common affairs and business. 


Maria is coming to assist the floor staff on the busiest days. She loves dealing with people and makes people smile. She is full of new ideas and uses them planning the fun Sundays with her 2 kids.


Monika loves people. She is interested in human relations. She believes in sharing positivity among people. She works after marketing and often represents La Caverna on different events




Our Head Chef Adrian's deep appreciation and passion for cooking was developed at a young age growing up in Romania, where he was exposed to a variety of foods that would fuel his life long passion for this art. He began his culinary career at the age of 11 helping his grandmother in the country side, he developed the interest for cooking and decided to enroll in a two years professional school of cooking as part of his studies in Romenia, just after high school he joined the army working as a chef for a period of one year. However, only at the age 22 Adrian started cook professionally working in well known Mediterranean cuisine restaurant as a chef in his town, since then his passion for cooking has only developed, looking to improved his skills as a chef he moved to Bucharest working with the Italian cuisine. In 2007 Adrian decided to move to Dublin, since his arrival he has been working mostly with the Italian cuisine in well known restaurants in town, in 2011 he decided to go back to college and finish his studies in culinary and arts. He is a qualified chef graduated by DIT( Dublin institute of Technology). In 2012 Chef Adrian became the head chef at La Caverna restaurant where his creativity and innate understanding of the Italian cuisine are helping to guide the success of the business. He loves animals specially his little Yorkshire called Bobby, also he likes to keep active going to the gym three times a week, and cinema is another passion of his.