Andrew Talks to Chefs

Getting the Band Back Together with Norman Van Aken of Orlando, Florida's Norman's restaurant (An Andrew Talks to Chefs Special Conversation)

Episode Summary

The great Norman Van Aken joins us from Orlando, Florida, where he's just launched the third iteration of his landmark restaurant Norman's.

Episode Notes

It's a rare thing for a restaurant, even a beloved one, to be reconstituted years after its original iteration, let alone after two prior versions. This weekend, in Orlando, FL, the legendary Norman Van Aken introduces the third rendering of his landmark Norman's to the world. On this Andrew Talks to Chefs Special Conversation, Norman calls in from Orlando to discuss what's new about this Norman's, mingling the classic and the contemporary, whether or not he still experiences pre-opening nerves, and to share his thoughts on creativity and evolution. 

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