Well, this is sad news. Despite reporting to the contrary in December, it looks like chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls will not be returning to ~BIG 4~ upon its reopening later this year. According to Scoop, the restaurant is currently looking for a chef to replace Ciccarone-Nehls, while she is looking forward to having some time off to decide what her next move is. She began at the restaurant in the late 1970s at the age of 21 and had been at the helm of the kitchen for more than 30 years. We’ll miss you, Gloria, but can’t wait to see what you do next! It hopefully involves a well-earned and long vacation.
Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls. Headshot from Cavallo Point website.