What has Providence chef Michael Cimarusti been listening to? Nope, not Phish, though the seafood master would choose to be a marine biologist if he could take a second pass at working life, he tells Zocalo Public Square before their Downtown fundraiser. It’s close though. Turns out our local hero is something of a Deadhead, having spent his Saturday spacing his face to their tunes. He also names Jerry Garcia as the dead guy he’d most want to have dinner with. While a deceased, decaying heroin addict might make for a poor conversationalist, Cimarusti’s other choice of a living Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips sounds like good wacky fun.
Since the chef’s admission to listening to Hall and Oates gets cancelled out by a much cooler Bunny Wailer session, we’re happy to see him reveal the great taste we know him for, saying he dug Beck’s Modern Guilt in its entirety. Hell, with spot prawns like that, we’d love him even if he was a Jonas Brothers fan.
Michael Cimarusti [Zocalo Public Square]