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Campanile - this explains a lot


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Campanile - this explains a lot

snackish | Jan 26, 2005 10:02 AM

An excerpt from today's LA below

The top of her game
David Shaw
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.


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