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"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.
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.