Chef 5 Bites: Michael Costa

Photo by Powers and Crewe

Virginia native Michael Costa is the
new head chef of José Andrés’ Zaytinya. The chef, who graduated
from the University of Virginia with a degree in government and foreign
affairs, was most recently executive chef at Pazo
in Baltimore, which was awarded 3 1/2 stars from the Baltimore Sun. He
has also cooked at the Michelin-starred Restaurant
Michel Rostang
in Paris and Michel Richard’s Citronelle, where he served as private
dining chef.

1. Chicken at El Pollo Rico

2. Palak chaat at Rasika

Rossejat (fried pasta with shrimp) and the Golden Boy cocktail at Jaleo

Guacamole made tableside at Oyamel (I would want that as part
of my last supper.)

5. The burger or anything on the tasting menu
at Palena

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