Welcome to WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu on HeritageRadioNetwork.org! Leiti Hsu, a fixture in NYC dining culture, is joined by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman and General Manager Eamon Rockey of the now NYTimes three-star Betony. Bryce last at Eleven Madison Park, where he rose up to Executive Sous Chef over six years. Eamon has helmed dining rooms at Atera and Aska. They talk Bryce's adventurous mom's influence on his cuisine (raw seal meat, kid?) and Eamon's parents, who were both chefs. Also, they Leiti asks about their tight Exec Chef and GM partnership and what they learned from Daniel Humm and Will Guidara. Finally, what's next for Betony and the power pair behind it? This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Thanks to Idgy Dean for today's music.
Stephen Torres of ImbibeandInspire.com, Eamon Rockey, Leiti Hsu, & Bryce Shuman
"Thousands of restaurants open in New York every month, and very few of them even get mentioned. And so for us to be thought of as newsworthy or reviewable is a really big deal." [11:30]
-- Bryce Shuman on WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu