Chef Amanda Freitag has officially served her last meal at West Village Italian, Gusto (pictured right). After representing Gusto at Monday evening’s traditional “Feast of the Seven Fishes” dinner at James Beard House, Freitag has left to gear up for her new position as the executive chef at The Harrison.
Chef Anne Burrell will divide her time between Centro Vinoteca and Gusto. In a game of musical chefs, Larry Baldwin will man Centro’s kitchen as the Chef de Cuisine while Burrell pulls double duty at both spots. Gusto’s menu will remain intact through the New Year and will serve its traditions “Feast of Seven Fishes” dinner on December 24th.
In early 2008, expect both a menu and extensive decor overhaul as owner Sasha Muniak plans to unveil a new interior, working with Centro Vinoteca and Jean Georges designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. Once construction begins, Gusto will temporarily shut its doors, returning with a new menu as well as its signature fried artichokes and octopus. Good move. Do stay tuned for updates as they unfold…
Address: 60 Greenwich Ave., nr. Seventh Ave.
Until we eat again,
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