Top Chef Lunch


Laura Werlin, Gail Simmons, Tim Nugent, and Jen Biesty. Photo from Twitter.

In town for her reading tonight for her new book, ~Gail Simmons~ paid a visit to Top Chef alum chef Jen Biesty at Scala’s Bistro for lunch with the “Cheeze Lady,” Laura Werlin. The ladies had Laughing Bird shrimp bruschetta with fennel purée and squid ink aioli; Dungeness crab salad with blood orange, Treviso, green aioli, and chervil; and a funghi pizza with Spanish chorizo, Bloomsdale spinach, and Fontina Val d’Aosta. Pastry chef Tim Nugent sent out bergamot granita to finish.