You Haven’t Heard From These Chefs for a While. But You Will.

Sep 11, 2019 130

BY: Florence Fabricant

For all of its worship of novelty and new faces, New York has an echelon of veteran chefs who have quietly persevered for decades, admired and continually achieving but not making any new headlines. In October, though, several will step back into the spotlight.

Top among them is Alfred Portale, who was the chef and a partner at the esteemed Gotham Bar and Grill for nearly 35 years. He left in May, when his priority became the opening of Portale, in Chelsea, offering his personal take on Italian food — something he has been itching to do after years of new-American cooking. “I’m an Italian-American, and I love Italy,” he said.

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