Podcasts WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu

Alfred Portale & Bret Csencsitz

Episode: 29

The iconic Gotham Bar & Grill is turning 30 this year! To celebrate, Leiti Hsu is joined by none other than Alfred Portale, Executive Chef & Co-Owner of Gotham Bar & Grill, and Brett Csencsitz, Managing Partner. Hear about what celebrations are in store for the 30th anniversary and learn more about the incredible partnerships between Gotham Bar & Grill and GrowNYC Greenmarket. Later on, Leiti tastes some wine with her guests to “Wine it Down”. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.



“I needed consistency – I needed to know how to do my food for 300 people a night. In order to do that – every single thing is planned out — nothing is open to interpretation by a cook.” [26:00]


–Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar & Grill on WORD OF MOUTH

Alfred Portale & Bret Csencsitz

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