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How Il Grissino Lost Its Chef In 18 Minutes

From a press release sent at 10:13:

Casual and fine dining styles used to be mutually exclusive. That's changed with the opening of Il Grissino, the charming new 70-seat Italian restaurant at 127 Giralda Avenue, in Coral Gables . The restaurant features simple good cooking, using the freshest whole foods available, a pizza bar and a full liquor bar. The owners - the Domanti and the Da Prato families who bring decades of expertise to Il Grissino - have tapped Simone Mua to serve as chef...Chef Mua grew up in Milan and launched into the family restaurant business at a young age. He was formerly executive chef at the acclaimed Ribot Ristorante in Milan before moving to Miami...The result is a fine dining experience at reasonable prices in a comfortable, casual setting -- perfect for bringing convivial company together over a fine meal and drinks.
From "revised" press release at 10:31:
Casual and fine dining styles used to be mutually exclusive. That's changed with the opening of Il Grissino, the charming new 70-seat Italian restaurant at 127 Giralda Avenue, in Coral Gables . The restaurant features simple good cooking, using the freshest whole foods available, a pizza bar and a full liquor bar. The owners -- the Domanti and the Da Prato families -- bring decades of expertise to Il Grissino. The result is a fine dining experience at reasonable prices in a comfortable, casual setting - perfect for bringing convivial company together over a fine meal and drinks.
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