"I've just become the chef of Le Chateau," writes James Mazzio, one-time Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef winner and until recently the exec at the Icehouse Tavern, 1801 Wynkoop Street. But that stint ended early this month when the "high-powered" Mazzio was turned loose by powers higher than him -- the Little Pub Co. that's now running the place.
But it sounds like Mazzio has landed somewhere where he'll have more control. "I'll be releasing a new menu on Friday, November 6, one day before my fortieth birthday," he says. And unlike the bar grub he was turning out at the Tavern -- burgers, sandwiches, chicken wings and salads -- the menu at Le Chateau "will be my food straight up going back to my rustic and simple ways of cooking," he insists.
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By the way, Mazzio is also looking for a sous chef. If you're interested, shoot your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the restaurant at 1040 15th Street.