Nancy Silverton, the Los Angeles-based chef who’s won a number of James Beard Foundation awards and proven herself a maven in the fields of baking and Italian cooking, may take now disgraced chef Mario Batali’s Carnevino Italian Steakhouse to LA. Silverton took on a leadership role at the embattled Batali & Bastianich Hospitality group following the departure of her former business partner Mario Batali after a growing number of sexual misconduct accusations came forward. That list includes harassment of employees, groping fans, and sexual assault leading to a criminal investigation.
Now comes word that Silverton is considering moving Carnevino from its 10-year location at the Palazzo after it closes on July 27. She tells Eater that the relocated restaurant would have a different name. “It’s the concept of an Italian steakhouse, but we wouldn’t bring it to LA with that name.”