I get back from vacation and the first thing I hear is that Tim McKee has been seen on the line at Il Gatto. Not just once, in what might be a guy checking out his old stompin' grounds, but many times. And during the rush, no less.
Yes, there are some things at Parasole that are kept even from me. So I looked certain people straight in the eye and started shrieking that I needed more information. Here's what I got:
It's all still a little vague, but Tim McKee is, in fact, working with Parasole on a few "projects." When I called him at Il Gatto, he said it was fun to be back in that kitchen (McKee was a young cook on the Figlio line), and that he's just getting the measure of things. Parasole confirmed the partnership as well, but said more details would be coming later.
So what do we have here: The Golden Boy and the Raunchy Emperor? The Well Oiled Machine and the Clunky Artist? There are so many interesting things here. Who's the Prince and who's the Pauper? I guess that depends on your point of view.