At first he asked us to do the restaurant and as compelling as that was, it is a great space but a small restaurant, so we made a pitch to run the whole property.It moves us into a new business—a hotel operator—as opposed to just restaurants.It’s an ever-diminishing threshold for the “celebrity chef” these days, what with anyone who’s been the third runner-up on Chopped being dubbed as such.Scarcer, perhaps, is the “personality chef.” Earlier this week, in his new eatery taking shape on Adelaide St.The container on his right is empty; the left one is teeming with lobsters trying to extricate themselves as if from a mosh pit.Jack puts on a pair of thick rubber gloves and begins ripping the lobsters apart, piece by piece: first the claws, then the tail, and finally the abdomen, head still attached.
“Chicken has a bad rap because people’s idea of chicken is this boneless, skinless, bleached-white thing they know from the deli counter,” Cory Vitiello was saying.
Subsequently, she met and married her husband, TV director Lev Spiro, who is Jewish.
Before their marriage, they both took classes in Jewish practice and culture from a Los Angeles rabbi and were married in a synagogue.
That movie did have many Jewish connections: a Jewish producer (Mervin Le Roy); a Jewish co-star (Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion); a Jewish costume designer (Adrian Greenberg, who created the famous ruby red slippers); and last, but not least, great songs by two famous Jewish composers (E. Yarburg, who wrote the lyrics; and Harold Arlen, who wrote the music).
Derived from the Greek word for "assembly," a Jewish house of prayer.