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Highlights From Andrew Carmellini's Photo Archive

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<a href="http://andrewcarmellini.com/2013/12/le-cirque-vintage/#content">Le Cirque, date unknown</a>.
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Before he became a chef/restaurateur with a cluster of downtown hot spots, Andrew Carmellini cooked in some of the city's best fine dining establishments, including Le Cirque, Lespinasse, and Cafe Boulud. In these kitchens he worked with many younger chefs, like Tien Ho and Mario Carbone, that would eventually become big chef/restaurateurs, as well. In a nostalgic mood, Carmellini recently cracked open the vault and shared a bunch of old staff photos on Twitter and his blog. Here's a trip down memory lane — five gold stars to anyone that can name all the people in these pics:

As an addendum to this nostalgia trip, Carmellini tweeted: "1993,when you could just be a chef. Pre internet, TV cooking competitions & IF you got a stage you showed up & your references were checked."
· @Andrecarmellini [Twitter]
· Andrew Carmellini [Official]
· All Coverage of Andrew Carmellini [~ENY~]

Cafe Boulud

301 Australian Avenue, , FL 33480 (561) 655-6060 Visit Website

Le Cirque

151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022 Visit Website

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 925-3797 Visit Website


380 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, NY 10003 (212) 533-3000 Visit Website

The Dutch

131 Sullivan Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 Visit Website