Photo courtesy of Todd MacDonald The happy couple in their happy place: The Piedmontese region of Italy
Never mind that chef Todd MacDonald of the soon-to-open Parella has been cutting, then honing, then sharpening his culinary chops in some of New York's finest restaurants for the past 11 years. His parents, Bob and Sue, are local patrons of the culinary arts and his dad is some kind of mogul who writes books about traveling to the world's finest restaurants. He may actually have been to more three-star restaurants more often than anyone. The couple has also done much in support of local culinarians.
Will MacDonald the younger have to live in this shadow forever?
Only time will tell, but before you get all huffy about daddy's money, know that the chef came by this business like anyone else -- working at the local Ciatti's in high school, for pocket money.More »