Chefs


Have Your Turkey and Eat It (the Next Day), Too at Tria Restaurant in Minnesota

Dining out on Thanksgiving has always seemed like a no-brainer to us – no shopping, no cooking, no cleaning, and no dishes. But, some folks don’t want to hit the easy button for one reason – no leftovers. Thankfully, restaurants have heard your cries for next-day turkey sammies, and some are now offering leftovers to [...]

Catching up with Antonia Lofaso + Fabio Viviani at Top Chef Kitchen by Bravo

This week at Top Chef Kitchen by Bravo in New York City, Top Chef alums Antonia Lofaso and Fabio Viviani are the featured chefs at the one-of-a-kind, four-course dining experience from Bravo’s Emmy®- and James Beard Award-winning television series, Top Chef. Viviani has two restaurants in Los Angeles, is opening a new restaurant in Chicago, and is [...]

Post-Sandy Restaurant Recovery Stories: East Village’s Dirt Candy Is Open

Restaurant Name: Dirt Candy Location: East Village Years in business: Four Status: Fully open and operational. Damage: None to restaurant; flood damage at storage space for online store. Losses: Entire food inventory; five days of service. Owner: Chef Amanda Cohen Prior to Sandy, had you ever had to deal with a disaster situation at this [...]

Happy Birthday, Belga Café: DC Chef Bart Vandaele on 8 Years, Top Chef + B Too

This past summer, while preparing for a series of eight-year anniversary festivities for Belga Café, Washington D.C.’s first Belgian restaurant, planning the opening of a second restaurant, B Too, and acting as national brand ambassador for Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Leffe, Chef Bart Vandaele quietly slipped away for several weeks to compete on Top Chef [...]

From Mom with Love: Executive Chef Lewis Rossman of Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, California, Shares the Recipe for Grandma’s Meatballs

Mother’s Day, is almost here, and we’ve got even more chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Lewis Rossman, Executive Chef of Sam’s Chowder House, reveals his grandma’s recipe for amazing meatballs!   Long before meatballs claimed the culinary spotlight, they’ve been a mainstay on the menu for Chef Lewis Rossman and his family, both at [...]

For Mom with Love: Executive Chef Chris Coleman of Petaluma in NYC Shares His Mom-Inspired Recipe for Perfectly Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallops

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Chris Coleman, Executive Chef of Petaluma, tells you how to make his sumptuous seared scallops that would make any mother proud! Chef Chris Coleman credits so much of his success in the kitchen to his lovely mother, Bettie Elizabeth. [...]

From Mom with Love: Chef Art Smith of Art & Soul, Southern Art + Table 52 Shares Mom Addie Mae Smith’s Recipe for Chicken and Dumplings

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Oprah Winfrey’s favorite, Art Smith, Executive Chef and owner of Art and Soul in Washington, D.C., Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, Georgia, and Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, Illinois, tells you how to make Chicken and Dumplings just like his [...]

From Mom with Love: Executive Chef Banks White of FIVE Restaurant in Berkeley, California, Shares His Mom’s Recipe for Butttery Pound Cake

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. First up, Banks White, Executive Chef of FIVE restaurant in Berkeley, California, gives us the scoop on his mother’s pound cake. Chef Banks grew up in Texas, living in Austin and Marshall, for many years. “Cooking really was [...]

James Beard Awards 2012: Inside Michael Murphy’s Annual Rosé Bowl

We’re eagerly anticipating the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 7, 2012. To get the party started, Michael Murphy did just that. Once again, OpenTable had the great pleasure of sponsoring Mr. Murphy’s Annual Rosé Bowl at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto restaurant in Manhattan. A fete for San Francisco’s nominees, attendees included many bold-faced Bay Area names, [...]

Batali + Bastianich Bring Babbo Restaurant Reservations to OpenTable

Babbo has been in business for nearly 15 years, yet it remains one of Manhattan’s most sought-after reservations. So, you can imagine my joy at the news that Babbo would be joining the other fine restaurants in the B&B Hospitality Group, such as Del Posto, Felidia, and Lupa, in making Babbo reservations available on OpenTable. [...]