Ivy Stark: ‘I Am Not Opening a Restaurant in Brooklyn’


Earlier today, the Carroll Gardens Patch reported that Dos Caminos chef Ivy Stark had designed the menu for a new restaurant, Diego. They claimed to have gotten the scoop directly from owner James Geritano, but Stark now sends us a statement saying that, “This has all been blown out of proportion — need to set the record straight.” The rest of her statement follows.

I am not opening a restaurant in Brooklyn, and I am certainly not leaving B.R. Guest and Dos Caminos where I have just taken on the role of corporate chef and am in the midst of working on a 2nd Dos Caminos cook book … James is a local friend that I helped source a chef for his new Mexican spot. There are so many talents out there looking for work with the state of the economy I helped out so that I can then frequent a neighborhood spot with great food.

By the way, my dog’s name is Diego but also the name for James in Spanish.