John Occhiato

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    10 years of Cosmos at the Graves Hotel: An interview with past and present chefs

    Next Thursday, November 14, Cosmos at the Graves 601 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a very special celebratory dinner. Four all-star chefs, each of whom has worked at Cosmos and made major contributions to the kitchen there, have been invited back for this dinner where they will creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Chef's table in Minneapolis?

    ​I'm looking to book a chef's table for my parents 50th wedding anniversary in the Twin Cities next week. The restaurant scene has changed drastically over the last few years and thought you would have some solid recommendations. We are looking at downtown Minneapolis or anything between Way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Parma 8200 from D'Amico: Coming Soon

    ​D'Amico and Partners plans to open its latest restaurant, Parma 8200, in the Normandale Lake Office Park (the 8200 building, across the street from Kincaids) in Bloomington on June 28th. We caught up with Richard D'Amico to learn more about what's in store at the classic Italian taverna.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    D'Amico Kitchen does Culinary C-SPAN

    A guy starts to unbutton his chef's coat and....Live streaming video from D'Amico Kitchen's kitchen.

  • Restaurants

    October 14, 2009

    D'Amico Kitchen follows up legendary era with chic Italian

    Famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is replaced at the Chambers—now what?

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Cucina's closing night photos & news on D'Amico Kitchen

    Be a fly on the wall in D'Amico Cucina's kitchen on its last night of service, courtesy photographer Richard Fleischman, and find out what's up with the new D'Amico Kitchen.

  • Restaurants

    December 21, 2005

    Seeing Sous Vide

    Why all the taste-making top-tier kitchens in the Twin Cities are suddenly awash in plastic bags