Peter Serpico Previews New Philly Restaurant, Reveals (a Few) More Details

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Looks like Peter Serpico has finally broken his silence about his forthcoming collaboration with Philadelphia’s “King of Restaurants,” Stephen Starr. Bon Appetit’s Matt Duckor caught up with the former mastermind behind David Chang’s empire while checking out a dinner Tuesday that he and Starr’s former menu development whiz Chris Painter co-hosted at Il Pittore. In a quick Q&A;, Serpico covers a lot of ground, including his take on life in Philly (It’s more laid back and conducive to raising a family than New York); why his restaurant will be “American” rather than “Asian”; and why at the end of the day he prefers the company of electricians over that of chefs. Right now the restaurant is still under construction, but is reportedly still on track to open this spring. [BA]