‘Top Chef”s Ashley Collaborating With Alex Guarnaschelli on New Restaurant


In an exit interview with the blog Endless Simmer, last night’s Top Chef ejectee, Ashley Merriman, passed along this nugget for us to chew on:

“I just moved from Seattle to New York. I’m transitioning out of being the executive chef at Branzino in Seattle. For the next couple of months I’ll be flying back and forth and helping them ease in a new chef. I’m also working with Alex Guarnaschelli on a new restaurant here in New York.”

Presumably, spot prawns with gnocchi won’t be on the menu. But Bravo, indeed!

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 8, 2009


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