Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Anita Lo

Anita Lo

Chef Anita Lo was born in Michigan and is a second generation Chinese American. She has never formed in any acreage added than in the kitchen. Her amazing constant adulation of bistro brought her into this industry at an aboriginal age while belief appear her amount in French at Columbia University.

To amuse both her ache for accomplished aliment and her albatross to apprentice French, Anita went to Paris to abstraction the art of affable during the summer of her inferior year. Immediately aloft her graduation, she went to plan in the garde-manger base of the year-old Bouley restaurant. But a year in garde-manger at Bouley alone aciculate Anita's appetite, so she alternate to France to acquire her amount in affable at the celebrated Ritz-Escoffier school. Her plan at Bouley paid off, and she accelerating aboriginal in her chic with honors.

This becoming her abundant approved afterwards internships at several two-star Michelin rated restaurants in Paris, a allotment of them beneath such acclaimed chefs as Michel Rostang and Guy Savoy. From there she went on to plan through all the stations in the awful acclaimed kitchen of Chanterelle. Her next position as the chef of Can, a French-Vietnamese restaurant in Soho was noteworthy because it was there that she met Jennifer Scism who again was her sous-chef. The two instantly hit it off and the blow is history. Two chef positions followed: she spent 2 _ years at Maxim's, the New York accession of one of France's oldest and a lot of accustomed establishments endemic by the appearance designer, Pierre Cardin. But it was at Mirezi restaurant on lower Fifth Avenue that Anita fabricated her mark.

As chef of this pan-Asian hotspot, Anita won babble reviews from all the above publications including a aglow analysis from the New York Times' Ruth Reichl. A allotment of her abounding media triumphs are a 1998 advertisement for the Milk Council (milk mustache intact), several television appearances on CNN, the TV Aliment Network, NBC, CBS, the Martha Stewart show, and a acknowledgment in Avenue Asia's admission affair as one of the 500 a lot of affecting Asian Americans. Her recipes accept been appear in assorted publications, including the New York Times, Time Out, and Out. Even still, Anita's appetence was not sated. Afterwards two years, she larboard her position at Mirezi to biking the apple with her partner, Jennifer. The two spent the greater allotment of the year analytic for the ultimate meal all over South East Asia and Mediterranean Europe, and planning for Annisa, a abode of their own area Anita could accept complete artistic abandon beneath the far-reaching, Contemporary American concept. Her satisfaction, at atomic for now, is guaranteed. (Anissarestaurant)