Everyone’s heard of The New Adventures of Old Christine (the CBS comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Pretty soon everyone will know about the new culinary ventures of Vito’s new/old chef — Leslie Richmond. Richmond has worked for Mary and Vito, the owners of Vito’s Café, off and on since 2003. She recently came back after a hiatus that included giving birth to her daughter, who is now 2 years old. In the coming months Richmond and her sous chef will be working on menu updates for Vito’s that will include the traditional Italian cuisine the restaurant is known for, as well as a few more contemporary dishes.
CityBeat: What is the last great meal you ate and where did you eat it?
Leslie Richmond: When you start a family it’s hard to get out on your own.
The other night we marinated some pork chops and grilled summer squash from our garden and made some jasmine rice. It was a nice summer evening meal.
CB: What does the daughter of a chef eat anyway?
LR: She eats anything we eat! She loves pizza. We make fresh pizza at home all the time. And pasta, of course, is her second favorite.