Posts Tagged ‘The Bazaar by Jose Andres’

José Andrés to Open a Second Bazaar in South Beach

Details are still coming in, but a reliable source tells Y&H that José Andrés will soon announce plans to the local media to open a second The Bazaar by José Andrés on South Beach in Miami. The restaurant, which earned four stars when it debuted in Los Angeles, will be located in the historic Ritz […]

Mike Isabella Is Leaving Zaytinya to Open His Own Place

The news is true. Mike Isabella, head chef at Zaytinya and a former Top Chef contestant, is leaving the José Andrés operation to open his own place. He will remain at the Penn Quarter restaurant until August 7 when he'll start preparing for his own eatery. "José has given me so much opportunity," Isabella told […]

Joshua Whigham on the Differences Between D.C. and L.A.

Andrew Zimmern, your host for all foods bizarre, has a short Q&A with former Hook chef de cuisine Joshua Whigham, who was recently anointed to lead the kitchen at the four-star performer, The Bazaar by José Andrés. Among other questions, Zimmern asked Whigham how the D.C. food scene differs from L.A.'s. Whigham's answer is essentially […]

Why Did ‘Top Chef’ Feel Like a Movie Script Featuring the Voltaggio Brothers?

God knows I respect the Voltaggio brothers' talent, not to mention the willingness of at least one of the siblings to extract himself from a safe, high-profile kitchen position to try something riskier,  like opening his own restaurant. Which is part of the reason why I could never figure out why Bryan and Michael Voltaggio […]

Former Hook Chef de Cuisine Tapped as The Bazaar’s New Chef

Michael Voltaggio's surprising departure from the Bazaar by José Andrés — at least surprising to me — left a rather large hole to fill, given that the Top Chef contestant helped the Beverly Hills restaurant earn four stars from the Los Angeles Times. So who did Andrés and THINKfoodGROUP tap to fill those oversize shoes […]

Minibar Would Be the Toughest Reservation in America, if D.C. Were a Foodie Town

The "liquid olives" at the Minibar Them's the fighting words of Ben Leventhal. Leventhal is the Eater.com co-founder who has become a darling of the New York foodie blogosphere by opening the flood gates of information to (and I quote from the Eater site) "rumors, conjecture and opinions, as well as accurately reported factual information. […]

The New Spin for Next Season’s ‘Top Chef': Sibling Rivalry!

Bryan Voltaggio is so gonna bury bro Michael The first thing I wanted to know from Bryan Voltaggio is why. Why did the former executive chef at Charlie Palmer Steak and the current chef/owner of his own restaurant, VOLT, in Frederick feel the need to appear on Season 6 of Top Chef? He, of all […]

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