He does not technically have a full-time job at Rene Redzepi's best-restaurant-in-the-world Noma yet, but Daniel Giusti is going to go work there anyway. The 1789 executive chef tells the Washington Post that he's given notice at the Georgetown restaurant and will leave for Copenhagen in September. Unfortunately for Giusti, the restaurant hasn't been able to promise him either a full-time job when he arrives or the ability to pay him until he can secure a work permit. That's dedication.
Giusti's last day at 1789 is August 28 and you might want to get those reservations now — the chef tells the Post he hopes to return to DC someday, maybe with a modernist restaurant of his own that will probably be impossible to get into. Anyway, 1789 will be helmed by chef Brian Stickel until the Clyde's Restaurant Group finds a replacement for Giusti.
· Daniel Giusti to leave 1789 to work at Noma [WaPo]
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