Stefano and I went to see Nate Appleman, at his new restaurant Pulino‘s, last Friday. We were really looking forward to meeting the celebrated chef and welcoming him to the New York restaurant scene. Somehow, we felt like we knew each other already, like we were already friends, since he had mentioned Gustiamo in his book, A16 which is the name of the restaurant in San Francisco where he was the chef before he moved to NY. Wrong! And bad timing. Apparently, we arrived just after a NYTimes review appeared and he was not in a good mood. Some think Nate is such a young and talented chef he and his restaurant will succeed in time. Good luck!