Monday, December 1, 2008

Pack Your Knives and Go!

I got an inside scoop today about one of the restaurants I recently reviewed.... Forte di Asprinio. You can read my full review by clicking here. To sum it up, it was a very bad experience with mediocre food and horrible service.

The breaking news is that Stephen Asprinio, the Top Chef contestant whose name is etched on this eatery, just got FIRED!* I'm assuming they'll be changing the name of this restaurant. I really hope that they change the concept too.

*As of 12/4, Stephen's departure has been confirmed. The executive chef remains with the restaurant.

UPDATE:Stephen e-mailed me to let me know he sold his shares of Forte to pursue other opportunities in Dubai and Las Vegas (he was not fired, as I stated in the original post). I wish him the best of luck on these new ventures!


FOODalogue: Meandering Meals and Travels said...

I hate to see people fall, even if they pompous ones (and there's always 2 sides to every story). I ate there shortly after it opened and my experience was good, but I know the reviews from diners have been spotty.

Anonymous said...

Stephen was FIRED!!! I used to work at Forte, Stephen is a joke. He did not sell his share..HE WAS FIRED!!!!!