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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