Posts Tagged ‘Teatro Goldoni’

Former Teatro Chef Enzo Fargione to Launch His Own Downtown Restaurant

Not long after he was unceremoniously ousted from Teatro Goldoni earlier this year, Enzo Fargione vowed to open his own place, where he would focus almost exclusively on his multi-course tasting menu that had made Teatro a destination for many gastronomes. The chef even dropped the "K" word: He compared his upcoming endeavor to Komi, […]

The Restaurants That Just Missed the Cut in This Year’s Dining Guide

R.J. Cooper's "24" tasting menu abruptly ended this month at Vidalia. Putting together this year's Young & Hungry Dining Guide was an exercise in managing the chaos of the local dining scene. Several places that had all but secured a spot on my list of the 50 most fascinating restaurants — Inox, Teatro Goldoni, and […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

The top two items last week couldn't be further apart in terms of culinary aspiration, from the high-tech, high-concept imagination behind Enzo Fargione's chef's table at Teatro Goldoni to the Cereal Bowl's milky, hand-pour combo of Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, and other tooth-rotting "ingredients." It seems we 're more than a nation polarized by politics. We're […]

General Manager Denny Lyon Out at Teatro Goldoni, Too

Y&H received a tip this morning that Teatro Goldoni, which earlier this month fired its celebrated chef Enzo Fargione, has apparently just canned its general manager, too. At least one cook may have quit as well. "Apparently no one is very happy about the drastic changes or the new retro concept the owner wants to […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Y&H got a little crabby last week. Last week was one for the books: The Lagerheads found a cache of cool beers, two different sources reported that Top Chef would fire up stoves here in the District, and one of the city's own top chefs was suddenly without a job.  And what was one of the […]

Public Feedback About Enzo Fargione’s Firing

The public reaction to Enzo Fargione's sacking from Teatro Goldoni has been swift and mostly pro-chef. Here's a sample of the chatter: WaPoster wrote: "My guess is this jerk had allowed the joint to circle the drain for too long so all that was left to respond to the new menu was a nest of barflies. That […]

Enzo Fargione Fired from Teatro Goldoni

Enzo Fargione, the chef who put an antiquated Teatro Goldoni back on the culinary map, was fired from his job earlier this month after owner Michael Kosmides allegedly told the toque that he was "just too expensive," according to the dismissed cook. Teatro's owners, says Fargione, plan to turn the K Street institution into a […]

Let The Good Times Roll: Places Extending Restaurant Week

Get Enzo Fargione's cooking, at discounted prices, through Jan. 24 at Teatro Goldoni. I know, I know. You've got a million excuses why you haven't been able to do Restaurant Week. Your kid's sick. You've got too much work to do. Your car needs repairs. Your stars are out of alignment. Well, a number of restaurants are giving you a second chance […]

The New Chef’s Table at Teatro Goldoni: Gunning for Four Stars

Enzo Fargione, the typically self-effacing chef at Teatro Goldoni, makes no attempt to hide his ambition with his revamped chef's table at the K Street institution. He says, plain and simple, that he wants to "create one of the best culinary experiences in the area." Perhaps you think Fargione's timing is off, that now is […]

Fast Foods Take the Lead in D.C. Dish Hall of Fame Voting

Voting is just a couple of weeks old for the inaugural class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame, but already a pattern has emerged: Fast foods are dominating the competition. That's hardly surprising, of course. On a daily basis, you know that people order about 500 more half smokes at Ben's Chili Bowl than, […]