Thursday, June 3, 2010

Anthony Martin Replaces Rick Tramonto at TRU

TRU Executive Chef/partner Anthony Martin (Photo: TRU)

THIS just dropped in the inbox:

"We are excited to announce that Chef Anthony Martin, who joined the Tru team in 2008 after working with Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas, is now the executive chef/partner of Tru Restaurant. Chef Rick Tramonto is moving on from Tru and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to follow other culinary pursuits. Our other founding member, Executive Pastry Chef Gale Gand, will remain a partner at Tru.

"Says Tramonto, 'Anthony has extraordinary talent and creativity, and I have an enormous amount of respect and admiration for what he does. He has been running the Tru kitchen for the last two years, so we know this transition will be seamless.'

Chef Rick Tramonto. (Photo: Tru)

"Richard Melman, the chairman and founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises adds, 'Anthony Martin is a major talent. We are fortunate to have him at the helm of Tru continuing to take the restaurant forward. Rick and I will always be close, and I am excited for him and this new passage in his life.'

"Tramonto will be announcing his new project after July 4."

I called it last fall, but couldn't say anything at the time.

Good luck to Rick and Anthony!

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