Michael Voltaggio

Dining: Bare-Root Radicals

An ocean apart, two extraordinary meals start with carrots. At Noma, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant twice voted best in the world, the vegetables come planted in a clay flower pot, their green tops flopping jauntily over the edge, the roots nestled deep into a “dirt” made from dark hazelnut powder. At Ink in West Hollywood, […]

Dining: Return Engagement

Chef Michael Voltaggio is back where his career began. He has returned to the Greenbrier, in the West Virginia mountains, to run its new restaurant, Hemisphere, and elevate the reputation of the resort’s food. The Greenbrier’s executive chef, Peter Timmins, offered Voltaggio the Hemisphere job without interviewing any other candidates; he was that sure of […]