BLT Taps Rodelio Aglibot to Oversee Asian Concepts

Rodelio Aglibot
Rodelio Aglibot Photo: The Food Buddha

On the heels of Laurent Tourondel’s divorce with Jimmy Haber, the BLT Restaurant Group has announced that Haber has teamed with Rodelio Aglibot (host of upcoming TV show The Food Buddha, and opening chef at Koi in Los Angeles and Sunda in Chicago) to oversee a new Asian arm: “Aglibot will work with partners Jimmy Haber and Keith Treyball to create a variety of new Asian concepts, including an Asian grill and gastropub.” The new concept, focused on sharing, “will pair Aglibot’s innovative, rustic Asian food with a stellar beverage program and modern design by CCS Architects. Aglibot’s simple, sophisticated dishes will feature time-honored flavors and ingredients from across Asia and the Pacific Rim. Bold notes of spicy, sweet, sour and salty will pair perfectly with a large selection of Asian and international beers.”