Posts Tagged ‘Volt’

What Will Voltaggio’s Real Estate Hunt Turn Up?

Bryan Voltaggio sure has a knack for understanding real estate, or at least being associated with locations that turn into dining gold. Back in his Charlie Palmer Steak days, where he served as executive chef, he helped make the sleepy corner of Louisiana and Constitution avenues NW into a dining destination, taking advantage of those […]

Dissecting R.J. Cooper’s ’24′ Menu at Vidalia

Sterling caviar with “pappardelle” Note: Because of limitations in the design of the Young & Hungry column for the Web, we're re-running the story in the blog so you can enjoy the full impact of Darrow Montgomery's photography. Tasting table. Chef’s table. Degustation menu. Whatever you call it. this multi-course meal is considered the turbo-charged […]

Vidalia’s ’24′ Gives New Order to the Multi-Course Tasting Menu

R.J. Cooper's foie gras parfait, part of his "24" menu at Vidalia Twice R.J. Cooper found himself at Bryan Voltaggio's Table 21 at Volt, and twice the Vidalia chef found himself impressed. "Bryan crushed me a couple of times," says Cooper, his choice of words providing a brief glimpse into his old college jock persona. […]

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's […]

The Voltaggio Bros.’ Web Series: They’re Angling for Something Bigger

Given the way the most recent Top Chef season played out, Y&H has to think this Web series, hosted by Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, the winner and runner-up in the Bravo reality series, is just the beginning of something bigger for the brothers. Their own cooking show perhaps? A book deal? A traveling roadshow featuring a […]

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 […]

Scenes from the 2009 Capital Food Fight

The scene inside the Reagan Building Blue Ridge's Barton Seaver was gunning for the title for the third straight year at the 2009 Capital Food Fight, held last night inside the Reagan Building. His competition included not only last year's finalist, Peter Smith from PS 7's, but also two Top Chef contestants (Mike Isabella from […]

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 […]

Jose Andres Thinks His Zaytinya Chef Will Stick Around After ‘Top Chef’ Appearance

Mike Isabella from Zaytinya: Top Chef material When Mike Isabella got the call to appear on Season 6 of Top Chef, the Zaytinya chef apparently didn't want to do it. It took a little urging from THINKfoodGROUP's big daddy, José Andrés, before the chef decided to pack his knives and go onto the show. So […]

Best of D.C.: Which New Restaurant Deserves Top Honors?

The editors (aka, the Meat Grinders) are busy putting the final touches on this year's Best of D.C. issue, even though all the picks have already been made, including a large number in the Food & Drink section. Personally, if you ask me, too much emphasis is placed on the Best Restaurant category. Seriously, do […]

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