Hitmaker restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone, the guy behind Sushi Nakazawa and Chumley’s, is plotting a third, mysterious restaurant in the West Village. Borgognone will appear before Community Board 2 this evening to talk about a concept at 63 Bedford Street, though he says nothing has been finalized about the restaurant — even the concept.
Borgognone started making headlines when he poached Jiro Ono apprentice Daisuke Nakazawa to open Sushi Nakazawa in 2013, which subsequently earned four stars from the Times and three from Eater’s Ryan Sutton. He then went on to resurrect Chumley’s, which reopened this past October in all its speakeasy glory of yore, but he has recently caught flak for moving forward with a branch of Nakazawa in D.C.’s Trump Hotel. He also owns four Italian restaurants with his family in the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Red Bank, NJ.
In the four years since he’s burst onto NYC’s restaurant scene with Nakazawa, Borgognone has undoubtedly become a major player to watch. Stay tuned for more.