Under the Toque: Glimpsing Grand Tasting Menus; Anita Lo Writing a Cookbook
Daniel Rivera was appointed head chef at L'Asso in Nolita about a month ago. So far, he has added a grilled skirt steak marinated in primitivo and topped with chimichurri.
Fabio Trabocchi, formerly of Fiamma, has taken over as the new head chef at The Four Seasons. Owners Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder issued a statement saying that they were "excited to reveal [their] delicious future."
Anita Lo plans to reopen her restaurant, Annisa, in November, following months of reconstruction after a fire. She is also "furiously" working on a cookbook, though it remains in the early stages.
Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy, Seamis Mullen of Boqueria, and Julian Medina of Toloache and Yerba Buena were among the chefs who offered previews of what they'll be cooking at the second annual New York City Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting event.