This Just In: Jared Levy named exec chef at BottleRock
When BottleRock downtown opens in March, it will be with a new executive chef, Jared Levy, who will continue the wine bar's menu of "restrained fine dining." Levy, who has worked with chef Michael Cimarusti (Providence) and Kris Morningstar (lately of Casa) will head the kitchen at the downtown spot while overseeing the existing Culver City location. Viet Pham, who trained at Blue Velvet and Bouchon, will join BottleRock as sous chef.
Random Chef Fact: Levy taught English in Japan, where he honed his culinary chops working at a small izakaya called Bei in Ise. The focus was "traditional Japanese ingredients prepared using French techniques."
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