Voltaggio To Close One Restaurant and Reopen Another Right Down The Road
Michael Voltaggio has a lot of restless energy to go along with his chef's whites and the Carl's Jr. burger he likes to have. So, it may not be a total surprise that he's closing his Melrose Avenue restaurant down. Ink, which he opened in September 2011, offered progressive cuisines, using his technique-driven methods.
According to Voltaggio, the decision to close was merely based on his being tired of it.
However, Voltaggio already has plans to open a new restaurant - Ink.well - and it's supposed to open on La Cienega Boulevard. It's the location that was once home to the Hutchinson restaurant and Spanish Kitchen . The neon sign that stood there will remain there.
Otello Tiano will handle the bar program and the current Ink cocktails. The bar program was something Voltaggio has longed for in his restaurant.
Ink.well will begin with supper first then grow to include lunch. Its menu will be separated by sections - meat, seafood, poultry, grains, vegetables and fruits. It'll also have more casual dishes than what people who had frequented his other restaurant have come to experience and anticipate.
It really should surprise no one that Voltaggio, who won Top Chef and is an alum of Jose Andres' the Bazaar, is flipping burgers. In fact, it should be a bit comforting to folks.