On my way to a disappointing meal at Coco Roco, I spied a new Ecuadorian place on 5th Ave between 7th & 8th. The name is something like El Conquistador #1, and they have a full menu each of Italian and Ecuadorian food.
Missing ingredients. Too many guests. A cramped kitchen. Experience the first night of service at Chef Brett Cooper's Aster in San Francisco. Opening Night immerses you in the rush of the unknown, as restaurants around the world open their doors for the first time. These things only happen once. Snag that coveted seat at the line, on us.
Toronto chef Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour, The P&L Burger, Dog & Bear) opens up about how the industry lifestyle led to a heart attack at 29, and the focus it took to become one of Toronto's best chefs in the aftermath. Elevated is a series where chefs talk challenges faced, and challenges overcome.