Do you see the delicious Caesar salad, mushroom and sausage risotto, and Linguini Vongola...do you see my sister Lisa, my daughter Ali and I, smiling at the camera? Something is missing from this lovely evening - it's Fabio Viviani, Season 5 Italian contestant who stole our hearts on Top Chef....The restaurant is Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, Ca.....I planned this little excursion over a month ago...very excited to try his cuisine and of course, maybe get a glimpse of him....
Not gonna happen...half way through the salad course we discovered that Fabio sold his portion of the restaurant and is no longer associated with this establishment...He has opened a new place in North Hollywood, Firenze Osteria, telephone number (818) 760-7081.
To say I was disappointed, well, yes I was a little...but the food was great...we had a free wine tasting of three delicious wines, and the service was outstanding. but for those of you who want to see what Fabio is creating over at the new place...make sure you call the above number!
Happy New Year!