The Black Swan’s Tommy Banks: Food boxes and foraging

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hat is your first career-defining memory of food?

When I was about 18, I was just starting out learning to be a chef and I went to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay for my birthday. I was probably in my school leavers suit and I remember that just opened my eyes massively, I didn’t even know what a Michelin Star was, and I remember having these langoustine ravioli that he does, and my mind was absolutely blown.

Can you tell me about the first time you stepped foot in a professional kitchen?

I never wanted to be a chef, but my

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Grand Banks Fish House Will Open in Back Bay in July

Restaurant Openings

Grill 23 owner Chris Himmel and Bistro du Midi chef Robert Sisca will drop anchor at Grand Banks Fish House in July.


A lobster boil will be among the New England-inspired offerings at Grand Banks Fish House. / Photo courtesy

We’re still ticking through a slew of exciting spring restaurant openings—but summer is already looking bright, thanks to news today of a big-deal addition coming to Boston’s Back Bay.

The team behind Grill 23 & Bar—the city’s Best of Boston-winning, decades-spanning steakhouse—will open

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