Winner of “The People’s Best New Chef” Title in 2011 Reader Poll
Location Boston, MA
Why He’s Amazing Because he’s not afraid to challenge diners’ palates with the daring nose-to-tail cooking (including calf’s-brain ravioli and blood-sausage pepperoni on pizza) at his intimate enoteca.
Culinary School Art Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Must-Try Dish Spaghetti carbonara with egg, pancetta and uni.
Favorite Food Tripe.
Hours Spent in the Tattoo Chair 250. “On my hand, I have a ham bone that says ‘eat offal,’ and a caricature of a chef on my leg. On one arm, I have grapes. And I have a few pigs, since I love charcuterie.”
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.