Correction: Tyler Florence and Kimpton talking, but NOT about Grand Cafe and Scala's
As some of you may have guessed, if a chef like Tyler Florence is going to open a restaurant, it is is generally going to be under his own name. Florence did NOT talk to Kimpton about operating Grand Cafe or Scala's, he talked about a variety of opportunities for collaboration, whether at a national level or in one of Kimpton's new hotels.
There are no immediate plans. A Kimpton spokesman told me the door is open to working together going forward.
I have not changed my original Covers post, since it did not include any of the incorrect information, but we have corrected the original Business Times Web article:
TV chef moving to Bay Area (corrected)