Jean-Georges a Partner in Co Pizzeria; Steakhouse Next?

Over at her Insatiable Critic blog, our own Gael Greene has a very interesting reveal about Co, the forthcoming pizzeria from Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery: Apparently, Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a partner in the venture. As at Matsugen, his collaboration with the Matsushita brothers, he's leaving the cooking to the master himself; but Vongo tells Greene that he's looking forward to tastings this week, and will offer his feedback. And Greene has another piece of Vongerichten news, too: The chef, undeterred by the failure of V Steakhouse a couple of years ago, is negotiating with a landmark hotel in Manhattan to do another steakhouse. Persistence! It's still in negotiation and anything can happen, Vongerichten says, and he's otherwise staying mum but the rumor is that the place will be on the Upper East Side.

Short Order [Insatiable Critic]
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