When I recently caught up with Fabio Viviani, he had plenty to tell me about his new restaurant Firenze Osteria, which the Top Chef: New York fan favorite opened last year. But the chef's not just busy with his North Hollywood eatery; he also happens to have a new TV show and book, and a number of endorsements, including San Pellegrino water and Bertolli olive oil. In between appointments (he has 60 events booked for the next six months!) he talked to me about his latest projects. More, after the jump.
Even though he was voted one of your favorite Top Cheftestants, it's been a while since we've heard from Fabio Viviani, season five's ebullient, passionate Italian stallion who won over fans with his entertaining one-liners. The fan favorite and restaurant owner, who's been busy with countless endorsements and at least one book and TV show, took the time to chat on the phone (he admitted he was on his way to check out the new Ferrari California!) and shared some of the year's ups and downs. His thoughts, when you read more.