Last week, we hosted our first-ever OpenTable Innovation Summit in Los Angeles, gathering restaurant industry leaders to connect and consider hospitality, technology, and emerging trends. The day closed on a strong, inspirational note: a panel conversation between Chefs Michael Cimarusti, Suzanne Goin, and Michael Voltaggio, moderated by Los Angeles Magazine‘s Patric Kuh and appropriately titled “LA’s Bright Lights.”
Cimarusti is the chef and owner of Providence, an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant that focuses on seafood dishes, as well as the more casual Connie & Ted’s. As the executive chef and owner of The Lucques Group, Goin has a number of beloved concepts: Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern, and the Larder. Finally, Voltaggio is known for his restaurant ink. in addition to his sandwich spot ink.sack and Voltaggio Brothers Steak House in Maryland, which he co-owns with his brother.
Here, we share some of the chefs’ smartest (and funniest!) responses to Patric’s prompts. [Read more…]