Christian Ragano Leaves the Windy City for the Big Apple; George Mendes Invites Pastry Chefs to Cook Dinner


Christian Ragano has left his post as executive sous chef at NoMI in Chicago to relocate to his native New York. He’ll be the chef de cuisine at the forthcoming New York Central at the Grand Hyatt.
[The Feast]

Cesare Casella has plans to expand Salumeria Rosi, possibly to the Upper East Side. He’s currently looking at locations.
[The Feast]

George Mendes is opening his Aldea kitchen September 26 to pastry chefs Alex Stupak, Johnny Iuzzini, Brooks Headley, and Michael Laiskonis for his next guest-chef dinner.
[Grub Street]

Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez of Print says she hopes to bring her Indian restaurant Lassi, which closed last year, back to life.
[The Feast]