“The SuperFine thing,” Matthew Gaudet muses: “We take out some of the fine and add more super.”
That means forgetting all the tweezers, the pomp and the circumstance of the fine-dining world and focusing on beautiful ingredients and bold flavors. Which gets you SuperFine, the 2013 F&W Best New Chef’s newest project since shutting down West Bridge, the restaurant that won him the title and national accolades.
“West Bridge is what I wanted to be five years ago, and four years into it, it wasn’t my goal anymore,” Gaudet says. “I still like to eat nice stuff, but cooking it and reinventing trends... There’s a lot of pressure, and it’s just exhausting.”