Thursday, June 04, 2009
David Anderson's New Baby
Though this isn't the kind of blog where you come to read the latest gossip about Portland's food scene, there's been an exciting development for someone I've got a huge amount of respect and admiration for. David Anderson, the chef de cuisine at Vindalho, has decided to leave the restaurant he helped craft into the city's go-to spot for great Indian-inspired cuisine.
A new opportunity presented itself when he met former Nike exec Rudy Chapa and his wife, attorney Patricia Eiting, dedicated SE Portland residents who'd just purchased the much-beloved Genoa with the intention of reopening it. Anderson, just past his 30th birthday, had ideas he'd wanted to put into practice and impressed the couple with his experience and drive.
The magic happened, Anderson gave his notice at Vindalho and is currently on board as executive chef and general manager with an equity stake in the business. The plan is to reopen Genoa in November along with a second concept, an Italian-style enoteca/bar, in the space next door. We can only wish him the best, and look forward to toasting his success!
Posted by KAB at 3:28 PM