The former Tarry Lodge in Port Chester will be an Italian restaurant owned by Joe Bastianich, his assistant confirmed moments ago.
An ad on the Web site craigslist.com is seeking kitchen positions in a Ã¢â‚¬Å“new Mario Batali restaurantÃ¢â‚¬? in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Westchester/GreenwichÃ¢â‚¬? area. It says that the restaurant will be Italian and that employees will Ã¢â‚¬Å“enjoy working with Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali and Andy Nusser.”
Nusser is the chef and partner of Casa Mono in Manhattan, along with Bastianich and Batali Ã¢â‚¬â€ the celebrity chef who stars on “Iron Chef America” on the Food Network. Bastianich is the owner of Italian Wine Merchants and a partner in some Batali restaurants, including Del Posto in Manhattan.
The Journal News reported in March that Bastianich purchased the space. Anastasia Plakias, BastianichÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s assistant, e-mailed that the project was in Ã¢â‚¬Å“very nascent stagesÃ¢â‚¬? and she was not able to comment further. She would not confirm whether Batali and Nusser would also be owners.