- Rick Tramonto, Restaurant R'evolution
Appearances at Pebble Beach Food & Wine 2013:
For 11 years, Rick Tramonto was executive chef and founding partner at Chicago’s world-renowned four-star fine-dining restaurant Tru, in partnership with Rich Melman. Tramonto is culinary director of Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood, and RT Sushi Bar & Lounge. In 2010, Tramonto announced his partnership with Louisiana native Chef John Folse and the formation of a new restaurant company, Home on the Range. Tramonto and Folse have launched their first joint restaurant project, Restaurant R’evolution, in New Orleans’ renowned French Quarter in June, 2012.
Tramonto is a cookbook author with seven titles to his credit: American Brasserie (finalist for the Julia Child Cookbook Awards); Butter Sugar Flour Eggs (nominated for the 2000 James Beard Award for the “Best Cookbook in the Baking and Desserts” category); Amuse-Bouche; Tru; Fantastico!; Osteria; and his most recent book, Steak with Friends: At Home with Rick Tramonto. His memoir, Scars of a Chef, was published in 2011.
Tramonto has been featured in newspapers including USA Today, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and People magazine as well as Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Wine Spectator and Conde Nast Traveler. He has a history of television work as well, appearing on Oprah, Today, CBS This Morning, Simply Ming and Iron Chef America on Food Network. He was a judge on Bravo TV’s hit reality program Top Chef. Most recently he was a contestant on Season 2 of Top Chef Masters.