An excerpt from today's LA Times...link below
The top of her game
January 26, 2005
Nancy Silverton has sold her interest in Campanile. Now she's embarking on an exciting new phase of her career.
Wow, talk about your matches made in culinary heaven. Cucina paradiso is coming to Los Angeles.
Nancy Silverton pastry chef extraordinaire, founder of La Brea Bakery, the woman who single-handedly brought great bread to Los Angeles and, until this month, was co-owner of Campanile restaurant is joining forces with Mario Batali pony-tailed Molto Mario of New York's Babbo, Esca, Lupa and Otto's (among others) to create a new Italian restaurant in Los Angeles.
Silverton is scouting locations, and Batali says he hopes the restaurant will be open "by the end of the summer" which may prove ridiculously optimistic.