Fabio Trabocchi, formerly the chef at Fiamma, has been named the chef at the Four Seasons. He’s filling the void created when Christian Albin, the restaurant’s longtime executive chef, died from cancer in June at the age of 61. The Feedbag reports that Trabocchi will be taking the reins beginning next week; right now, the restaurant’s website still trumpets Albin’s “award-winning menu of seasonal specialties.” Trabocchi earned three stars from the Times for his work at Fiamma, closed in January. During his time there, he restyled the menu with his gutsy, unexpected take on Italian food; chances are he’ll stage a similar shake-up on Fifty-Second Street.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 1, 2009