Here's another little tidbit from the LaGuardia beat: Andrew Carmellini, Jim Lahey, and Jason Denton aren't the only big guns planning to open restaurants during the second round of the LaGuardia Airport foodie overhaul. Sources reveal that Michael White has signed on to open the largest restaurant in the terminal, an Italian concept called Cotto. We hear OTG Management—the folks in charge of all of the airport's concessions—wanted to hold the info back so they could drop a bombshell later in the year.
And it may not be the only new announcement from White. Word on the street is he just returned from a trip to Hong Kong where he signed two major restaurant deals. The Italian Jean-Georges that one.
Update: White responds to Eater's inquiries, "Yes I am opening the main restaurant in the delta terminal in LGA called Cotto. As for Hong Kong – I just returned from a five day trip filled with a meeting with custom tailors, foot massages, dim sum and the best roast goose I’ve ever had.
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