Great news for diners in Westchester County: acclaimed chef Shea Gallante, of Flatiron hot spot Ciano, is opening a new restaurant near his home in Ardsley, New York. Local blog Small Bites breaks the news, and talks to Gallante about his suburban foray. The chef notes: "I wasn’t really looking to do anything...But one day I was literally driving by, and I was talking to someone about it, and it just kind of happened."
It sounds like Gallante is basically a partner in the project, but he will oversee the menu and the operations. Chef Paul Mancebo, who worked at Ciano and DB Bistro Moderne, will be running the kitchen. Italian Kitchen will serve "seasonal Italian" fare, including pastas, pizzas, and grilled entrees. It's slated to open in a few weeks.
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