Posts Tagged ‘THINKfoodGROUP’

Yaku to Close and Turn into a Rock ‘n’ Roll/Sushi Concept

Yaku to swim with the (raw) fishes We interrupt Y&H's Home Cooking Day to pass along this news: Yaku, the Latin Concept restaurant dedicated to chifa cuisine and other Peruvian specialties, will close in January and reopen as a rock 'n' roll/sushi establishment. Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld, founder of the Latin Concepts group of fashionable restaurant/lounges, tells […]

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 […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits from the Young & Hungry Blog

This is depressing. The No. 1 item for the week was last week's celebrity-sighting post from the inauguration, which I'll dismiss faster than Lindsay Lohan from her latest rehab session. So starting with the No. 2 most popular post, here's this week's Top 5: The Obamas Hire Their Own Personal Chef, After All Urban Bar-B-Que […]

JohnPaul Damato Is Back at Jaleo, and You Can Taste It

The career of chef JohnPaul Damato has come full circle. The man who used to oversee all three Jaleos left his position in Jose Andres' empire in January 2007 to become the executive chef at Mio. Damato didn't stay long; he left the budding Thomas Circle restaurant in June 2007, just a month after it […]

THINKfoodGROUP’s Rob Wilder Discusses the Minibar’s Future

Judging by all the haters out there (BTW, my wife's got you in her sights, bettyjoan!), the highlight of Anthony Bourdain's recent No Reservations episode on D.C. was his visit to Jose Andres' minibar inside Cafe Atlantico. And why not? Andres plays the role of mad genius well, and the minibar is his laboratory. THINKfoodGROUP, […]

Jose Andres Opens The Bazaar in Los Angeles

With his minibar inside Cafe Atlantico, Jose Andres has a well-earned reputation for experimenting with food and science, but with the opening of The Bazaar in Los Angeles, the celebrity chef toys with the very idea of a restaurant itself. The concept, as described on The Bazaar's Web site, is a "collection of magical dining […]