Ace Hotel in New Orleans hires Domenica chef for new Italian restaurant

Jan 28, 2016 929

By Todd A. Price

The new Ace Hotel in New Orleans looked to Memphis for their restaurant. They brought in the James Beard-nominated chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. The pair, friends since high school, cook Italian food with flavors from the American South at Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.

For a chef to run the new restaurant in New Orleans, called Josephine Estelle after each chef's daughter, Ticer and Hudman hired a local: New Orlenas native and Domenica chef de cuisine Phillip Mariano. "It's an exciting project for us," Hudman said. "We wanted to work with someone who wants to make a name for himself.

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