Todd Stein Leaving Piccolo Sogno Due, Returning to Atlanta Firm


After Cibo Matto’s premature closing, chef Todd Stein has been on the move rather a lot for a chef at his level, trying to find the perfect venue for his well-crafted Italian food. First he was at The Florentine, then he launched Piccolo Sogno Due for Tony Priolo. But at least as far as Chicago is concerned, it sounds like his quest is over. Dish reports that he’s leaving Piccolo Sogno Due and Chicago to move to Atlanta and join Concentrics Restaurants, the company that operated Cibo Matto, to enjoy a “slower-paced lifestyle.” His immediate responsibility will be an Atlanta food and music venue called Two Urban Licks, along with input into other projects. Tony Priolo is promoting Gabriel Hernandez, Piccolo Sogno Due’s current sous chef, to chef de cuisine, while taking on primary oversight over both restaurants. [Dish]