The much anticipated first restaurant in S.F. -- and first Spanish restaurant -- for the Italian chef has arrived.
The celeb chef has named Bottega alum Ryan McIlwraith to the post.
It means 'flirt.'
The name is TBA, and he's aiming for spring.
He says it's his favorite music to cycle to.
'With my younger cooks, I’ll barge into their apartment, say "Hey what’s going on guys, just stopped by to say hi." I'll use the bathroom and see what they're reading in there.'
It's an all-Chiarello-themed showcase in the Showcase Showdown!
Meanwhile, her S.F. businesses have been struggling and she's closing both of them.
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He had to bow out of his demo at Flavor! Napa Valley as a result.
He's on the hunt for 100-seat-locations downtown or on the waterfront.
Wait, really? The chef says really!
They'll be part of the fourth season, dubbed "battle of the super chefs."
Also, Michael Chiarello's favorite English muffins are available by mail order.
Bottega's added a new private dining area and a new pasta kitchen; Coi is expanding their dining room and doing away with the lounge menu.
The Napa-based celebrity chef gets the Sunday 'Chron' treatment.