The Biz Focus
Fresco Change-O: With the stoves barely cool from Citronelle's July 9 closing, Mark and Jill Brouillard have already converted the space atop the Santa Barbara Inn into Fresco at the Beach. An extension of their uptown empire, they hope to liven up the restaurant with salads, soups, tapas, and other beach-appropriate fare created by Chef Jason Banks. Read story.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
"Stick with what you know," Michael Towbes admonished me over a weekday lunch at Ca' Dario. A simple statement, one that reflected not only his considerable business dealings, but his lunch choices as well. True to his own advice, Towbes stuck with what he knows, and he knows Ca' Dario well. The staff knows him well, too, greeting him sincerely. He ordered one of his standard dishes, the LattuÂ-ghette con Gorgonzola e Noci, which is a fancy way of saying a mixed green salad with apple, walnut, raisin, and crumbled blue cheese. I went with Michael's recommendation of the rigatoni. Read story.