Bissonnette and Oringer © Boston Herald
Hooo, boy. If
you haven't heard already, The New York Times reported that the guys behind everyone's favorite tapas spot, Toro, are diving
headfirst into the New York dining scene, with
a spot in Chelsea
opening this fall, after seven years on Washington St. What does that mean for us Boston food-hounds who finally have a few
local gems we're loathe to share with big, bad, NYC?
less chances to make small talk with the food wunderkinds in person while you
wax poetic over the paella, that's all. Plus, a fantastic excuse for spending a few
hours on the Fung Wah bus, although we doubt the wait at the New York location will be any less
tells us he looks forward to getting their hands on some ingredients that don't
come as easily in Boston town, and that the
chefs will be in New York
to open, but will split their time equally between both cities to run things as
smoothly as possible.
plans to ditch Bostonians anytime soon, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and
give the duo our best wishes. Show ‘em how it's done, chefs.
As one Times commenter put it: "Love both those places--Coppa is my
favorite place in Boston--lets hope these two keep an eye on home and don't
become Todd English, who has become an embarrassment to the industry and
Boston. Is there anyone left he is NOT being sued by?"
Our sentiments exactly. Sorry, Todd English.