Sunday, March 25, 2007

Coming to the Bay Area... Tyler Florence

My sweetie pointed out an article about Tyler Florence's upcoming move to the Bay Area. A national pitchman for Applebee's and the host of several shows on the Food Network, Florence is in discussions with the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group about managing one of the company's many restaurants in the Bay Area. The list of local Kimpton restaurants include Fifth Floor, Kuleto's Trattoria (where I dined last Friday), Ponzu, Scala's Bistro, and Grand Cafe, the latter two both lacking an executive chef at this moment. According to the article, Florence also has potential opportunities at some of the major hotels in the area that are revamping their restaurants, including the Hilton, Marriott, and the Westin.