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1986Danny Emerman and Chef Alessandro Prosperi opened their first restaurant, Barocco, in an obscure corner of Tribeca -- bringing their take on simple Tuscan cuisine to the downtown 80's Manhattan art and fashion world to great success. As their art-world clientele migrates to the gritty neighborhood of West Chelsea, they are encouraged by a handful of art dealers to look for space there.
1997they rent a century-old hardware store on Tenth Avenue between 24th and 25th Sts -- reputedly home to a gun-running operation for the IRA during "The Troubles" -- and hire architect Thomas Leeser, who stripped the space down to it the brick walls, painting them gallery white, and brought in the mid-century modern influences and recycled 60's Eames and Knoll furniture that are the hallmark of the Bottino interior.
2019The young, English-born chef Jamie Kenyon formerly, Chef de Cuisine at Eataly, joins Danny and Alessandro in a partnership to infuse BOTTINO and its menu with new vibrancy and brings a fresh look at Italian cooking to take it into the next decade.
2020La storia continua...
Jamie Kenyon Bio
Executive Chef/Partner Jamie Kenyon, native of Manchester, England, began his career at Daniel and Bar Boulud, gaining invaluable experience in classic and nouvelle French cuisine. Passionate to learn about Italian food, he moved onto Manzo, the flagship restaurant of Eataly, then helped launch Gabe Stulman’s Perla (which opened to great acclaim). Subsequently he was brought on as Executive Sous at Lupa in the West Village, where he remained until asked to help in the ground-up creation of La Sirena at the Maritime Hotel ---serving there as executive sous chef at the restaurant and executive chef of private dining --- garnering a Michelin star during his tenure. Following that success, he was asked to serve as Chef de Cuisine for all six restaurants at Eataly.
When Danny and Sandro offered him a partnership in BOTTINO, he saw the opportunity there to reinvigorate an established restaurant, and to create his own restaurant home, joining the BOTTINO family in spring 2019.
Bottino is located at 246 10th Ave between 24th and 25th St. Get Directions