Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 227: Ryan Bartlow (Ernesto's, NYC)

Episode Summary

Ryan Bartlow recounts his formative years in Chicago, including being part of the opening team at Alinea, and the road to his restaurant Ernesto's in NYC.

Episode Notes

At his restaurant Ernesto's in lower Manhattan, chef Ryan Bartlow serves up stunningly faithful renditions of the Basque cuisine he came to love while staging in Spain early in his career. In this interview, Ryan paints a vivid picture of his time overseas that caused him to fall in love with this food. He also recounts his time in some important kitchens, including as part of the opening team of such storied restaurants as Alinea in Chicago and Frenchette in New York City. 

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