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Bloomberg Businessweek

A look at the chef and restaurateur’s career path, from “the fanciest French restaurant in northern Ohio” to the head of an empire.

Travel + Leisure

“Chef and music freak Andrew Carmellini on what makes a great restaurant soundtrack.”

Interview Magazine

“It’s this precision that has driven his two New York restaurants, the Italian tavern Locanda Verde and the New World American spot The Dutch, to incredible success. With his new restaurant Lafayette opening this week, Carmellini adds a French bistro to his portfolio, reacquainting downtown Manhattan with French country cuisine.”

Profiled, The Dining Section

At 42, with a French restaurant called Lafayette scheduled to open in NoHo in April, Mr. Carmellini is still finding calm at the center of the kitchen.

Food & Wine’s Empire Builders 2012

“Because the French-trained chef turns rustic, humble dishes—whether it’s pappardelle with lamb Bolognese or fried oyster sliders—into their platonic ideals.”

-Bon Appetit

“En route to Reykjavik, the chef threw out a series of tweets with some highly opinionated advice for food industry folks. We got him on the phone yesterday to interrupt his vacay and ask him to go beyond 140 characters.”

Wall Street Journal

Summer is the season of road trips. But if New York City chef Andrew Carmellini had his way, he says, “I would take one every month.” Mr. Carmellini, a two-time James Beard award-winning chef who oversees Locanda Verde in Manhattan and the Dutch in Miami Beach and New York City, is attracted to “really getting […]

Sam Sifton’s Restaurant of the Year in 2011

Secure a booth in the back room, have a New York sour cocktail. Eat a tiny fried oyster sandwich, a bite of steak tartare, a dish of smoked chicken and mushroom stroganoff. Have a steak and some raw oysters. This Andrew Carmellini guy is some cook. Then eat pie and more pie, in a restaurant […]

Adam Platt, New York Magazine’s 5 Most Influential Restaurants of the Past 6 Years

“For years, chefs have tried to combine the style of a French brasserie with Italian home cooking. Andrew Carmellini cracked the code.”

Adam Platt, New York Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2011

“At The Dutch Andrew Carmellini brings the fashionable retro trends of the past decade under one roof.”

American Flavor on The Today Show.

“Andrew Carmellini, chef and owner of Locanda Verde and The Dutch in New York City, released his second cookbook this week in which he celebrates the different tastes and flavors across America. Here are two easy, seasonal recipes you can use for your next party.”

Esquire magazine

“Rediscover what American food is,” – American Flavor, a Best New Cookbook of 2011!

Jay Cheshes, Time Out New York

“It’s been ages since a new restaurant captivated the city quite like the Dutch. The hotly anticipated new venue from the team behind Tribeca sensation Locanda Verde has been packed since it opened, attracting a cross section of the downtown social scene. Right from the get-go the restaurant lived up to its preopening hype, bringing […]

Ryan Sutton, Bloomberg

…”A win for Andrew Carmellini, a chef who ditched fine dining for barrio tripe, tiny oyster sandwiches and Mos Def on the sound system.”
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