"Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to break free..."When Chris Cannon abruptly shuttered Convivio and Alto in March, the closures left plenty of people unemployed. Among them was Terrence Gallivan, who had quit his job as August's executive chef to take over the kitc ... More >>
The New York Times today has a long, interesting, and inadvertently humorous account of the professional breakup between Laurent Tourondel and Jimmy Haber, the owner of BLT Group, and it reads like a lost episode of Divorce Court.
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema delves into authentic Taiwanese at Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet, while Lauren Shockey finds a few things fishy at the John Dory Oyster Bar.
Sam Sifton lets Veritas keep its three stars, pronouncing it "now worth visiting again. ... [Chef Sam ... More >>
Michael WhiteWhile Chris Cannon has had to shutter his two acclaimed restaurants, post divorce from his chef-partner, Michael White, White is doing fine. In fact, he's doing well enough to take time out to shill for Tupperware with a "unique pop-up dining experience called the TupperClub."
Chris CannonLate last week, restaurateur Chris Cannon announced that his restaurants, Alto and Convivio, would be closing their doors for good. Cannon, who recently split from his chef-partner, Michael White, says the reasons were "unforeseen business circumstances."
Two weeks after he announced that his eponymous butcher counter in the Essex Street Market was imperiled by a rent hike and a drop in sales, Jeffrey Ruhalter has temporarily closed the 70-year-old business.
Having now washed his hands of Michael White, Chris Cannon has chosen two chefs to fill the chef positions that White nominally held at Alto and Convivio. Diner's Journal reports that Cannon has picked Terrence Gallivan, the erstwhile executive chef at August, to head the kitchen at Alto, and ... More >>
In the wake of the Chris Cannon/Michael White divorce, the merry pranksters at Terroir have made their allegiances very clear with a tribute to "our hero" Chris Cannon so hilariously unsparing it makes Ricky Gervais's Golden Globes commentary look like a Hallmark card.
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Chris Cannon and Michael White in presumably better times.Yesterday evening, Michael White and Chris Cannon used a press release to make their much speculated upon divorce official. Per Diner's Journal, White's Altamarea Group issued a three-paragraph statement the chef and Altamarea CEO Ahma ... More >>
Melissa Hom/ConvivioFollowing his professional divorce from Michael White, Chris Cannon has won sole custody of Heather Bertinetti, the talented pastry chef whose desserts graced the menus of Marea, Osteria Morini, Convivio, and Alto. The Feast reports that Bertinetti will now oversee the pas ... More >>
Unhappy couple?As far as restaurateur-chef duos go, Chris Cannon and Michael White seem unstoppable. They are at the helm of Convivio, Alto, Marea, and the recently opened Osteria Morini. Now, Eater is reporting that the pair might be splitting.
BravoSoon to be available in paperdoll form.Earlier today, Eater heard that Johnny Iuizzini, he of Jean Georges and the upcoming Top Chef: Just Desserts, would be taking his pompadour and pastry tools to Michael White and Chris Cannon's Altamarea Group.
PhillipC, FlickrCan you see your critically praised slice from here?
Baby artichoke pie from the son of Di Fara's Domenico DeMarco? Check. Steak frites with Minetta Tavern provenance? Check.
Where in New York could one potentially get both of these prize dishes within one hour? La Guardia's ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
Rumor has it that Michael White and partner Chris Cannon will man all food operations at the Setai Fifth Avenue, including a 15,000-square-foot 160-seat restaurant.
Just three weeks after Zengo opened, Akhtar Nawab may be on his way out. The chef has apparently signed on to take ove ... More >>
Thomas Keller is reportedly engaged to Laura Cunningham, former general manager of French Laundry and former director of operations for all Keller's restaurants.
Rick Laakkonen, who has worked at The River Cafe and Ilo, is heading up the kitchen at Delmonico's.
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