Joseph Ogrodnek will Take Over the Kitchen at Anella


When Michael Sullivan left the kitchen at Anella last September, there was no immediate word on who would replace him. Sullivan, who’d previously cooked at Le Zinc and Chanterelle, parted ways with Anella’s owners because, he told the blog Gastro Chic, “they wanted foams.”

Now, Anella’s reps have announced that the Greenpoint restaurant’s owners, Josh Cohen and Blair Papagni, have named Sullivan’s successor: it’s Joseph Ogrodnek, a former sous chef at both Gramercy Tavern and Jean Georges at the Mark.

Ogrodnek’s menu, per the release, will include dishes like ricotta with roasted sweet carrots and arugula, potato-crusted Chatham cod with white wine-braised fennel and olives, and a mac and cheese with fontina, parmesan, and a tomato confit. He’ll also be baking bread and pizza in the restaurant’s brick oven. No word about foams, though.


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