Chef Five Bites: Massimo Fabbri

Massimo Fabbri, executive chef at both Posto and its elegant older sibling Ristorante Tosca, grew up in Monsummano Terme, just 30 miles northwest of Florence, Italy, and landed in DC by way of cooking gigs in Italy and London. This year, he was nominated for Chef of the Year in the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual awards. Here are his Five Bites.

1. Roasted chicken at Westend Bistro

2. Wonton soup at Full Kee

3. Pupusas and tamales to go from El Rinconcito Cafe

4. Le Steak Maison (grilled steak with french fries and BĂ©arnaise sauce) with a cold Stella Artois at Bistrot du Coin

5. Rare burger on a sesame bun with housemade pickles at the cafe at Palena

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton, Alex Bollinger