Well, the oft-mentioned Marc Vetri has now been officially elevated to the ranks of the superstar chefs. Vetri just got a glowing profile in the New York Times courtesy of food critic Frank Bruni. Both Vetri and Osteria get extremely positive mentions. Things we learned:
2. Vetri got an extremely sweet real estate deal on renting the space for Osteria. As per the Times, “The deal he and Mr. Benjamin got let them do it without taking on investors, though they did max out several credit cards.” Well played, Mr. Vetri. Well played.
3. Frank Bruni calls Vetri’s goat “duck on testosterone therapy.” Per Frank Bruni and his duck-loving ways, this is high praise indeed.
4. Osteria’s somellier, Karina Lyons, got a personal shout out. See? Philadelphia restaurants do have good wine lists after all.
[Photo via Steve Legato @ the New York Times]
Update: Vetri got some Diner’s Journal loving too.