Top Chef's Michael V. Rocking It at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena
We love the newest season of Top Chef for many reasons but namely because it takes place in Vegas and our baby sibling, VegasChatter gets tickled to see Vegas restaurants and chefs featured each week.
But we also love it because several of the chefs are working at hotel restaurants including one talented punk rocker chef, Michael Voltaggio, who is now the chef de cuisine at Dining Room at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. He's also one of the fiercely competitive brothers on the show. Did you see the daggers he gave his older bro after Bryan won the last challenge? Oooweee.
From the hotel's website:
Chef de Cuisine Michael Voltaggio’s celebrated style is described as new American cuisine using classic discipline and modern trends, and he delights in utilizing the bounty of seasonal produce that California offers while showcasing the best quality ingredients from around the globe.
Some of the creations on the menu includea Wagyu Shortrib with Horseradish styrofoam (?), Lamb Confit, Pastrami Pigeon and Veal Sweetbreads. You can try the Dining Room's menu and Voltaggio's creations in a $79 four-course tasting meal or $95 for a five-course tasting meal.
Interestingly, Michael (who used to work at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel) was just appointed Chef de Cuisine in August which is a tell-tale sign that he probably didn't win Top Chef. Also related: The Dining Room will undergo a three-month renovation process in January 2010. To learn more about Michael Voltaggio, hit up his website.