New York's Benno Shows The Creativity Of A Great Chef And Sophistication Of A Great Team
Jul 24, 2019 01:57 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter
At a time when the New York food media go giddy over ramen shops, taquerias and pizzerias, there are certain high-end restaurant openings that cannot be ignored, especially if the chef has the name recognition of Jonathan Benno, first as chef de cuisine at Thomas Keller's Per Se, then as executive chef at Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center.
At both places, refinement was the order of the day, an attention to precision, color and invention without pretension. So his appearance at a restaurant in The Evelyn hotel with his name on the door made it requisite for the New York media to pay court. He won three stars from the Times.