Kitchen LTO’s permanent pop-up concept means that chef shuffles are just part of the deal. Current Chef Anastacia Quinones, who has been serving as executive chef at Kitchen LTO since last May, will soon have to turn over her kitchen to another, equally worthy contender. Now, we know exactly who that’s going to be.
Announced today, Chef Nick Amoriello will take over the position of executive chef at Kitchen LTO. Amoriello’s proposed “modern Texan” concept won over voters at Kitchen LTO’s voting party on January 31, where he was selected as the evening’s fan favorite.
Before heading to Rapscallion, Amoriello was executive chef at So & So’s, where his sophisticated bar fare earned a favorable review from Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner in 2014. Prior to that, Amoriello worked at Nobu, the now-shuttered Driftwood, and Central 214.
“I am am so incredibly grateful to Brooks and Bradley Anderson, Nathan Tate, and the rest of my Rapscallion restaurant family for supporting me through the process," Amoriello said via press release. "They have been rallying behind me, and I could not have done it without them as well as my friends and family from Texas to Pennsylvania.”
Chef Anastacia Quinones’s last dinner service will be Sunday, September 28. Kitchen LTO 6.0 will re-open on Wednesday, March 2 for dinner with Amoriello at the helm. Scope out his proposed menu below, and be prepared to drool.