Florence Fabricant reports that Chris Cannon, the owner of Italian restaurants Alto and Convivio has named new executive chefs to his restaurants. Giuliano Matarese, the very strong chef at giant, somewhat clubby Meatpacking spot La Gazzetta/Villa Pacri will run the show at Convivio, serving Southern Italian cuisine. Meanwhile, Terrence Gallivan, lately the executive chef at August will take over at Alto.
After Cannon famously split with his partner chef Michael White in November, the chefs from the restaurants went with White. Expect new menus in the next month.
· Chris Cannon Names New Chefs at Convivio and Alto [DJ]
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