World’s Best Restaurant Poaches Chef Daniel Giusti From 1789
D.C.'s culinary revolving door just keeps spinning. After breaking the news this morning of chef Katsuya Fukushima's hiring at Daikaya, WaPo gets the scoop this afternoon about chef Daniel Giusti's impending departure from Georgetown restaurant 1789. Y&H alum Tim Carman reports that Giusti is heading to Noma, the Copenhagen eatery currently ranked No. 1 on S. Pellegrino's list of the World's Top 50 Best Restaurants. A spokeswoman at Clyde's Restaurant Group, which owns 1789, described Giusti's exit as a "shock." According to the report, 1789 alum Brian Stickel will fill in until a new executive chef is hired.