Michael Toscano to Head the Kitchen At Gabriel Stulman’s Perla

Upcale Italian lead by a pro.

Straight from Eataly's Manzo, Michael Toscana is the next chef and partner at Gabriel Stulman's Perla, confirms Eater. Perla, which was originally called Scopa, is the restaurant in the old Bellavitae space at 24 Minetta Lane that is not even attempting to compete with Minetta Tavern. Also joining the upscale Italian power-team are Jen Sgobbo, the current Assistant Beverage Director at Gramercy Tavern; Brian Bartels, current GM/Partner at Fedora; and Matt Kebbekus, Co-GM at Joseph Leonard and Jeffrey's Grocery. [Eater]