Following the fleeing of its ace in the hole, Jeremy Fox, Barnyard in Venice is back on track for its opening, now slated for February 1. As reported earlier, Jesse Barber, the former chef de cuisine at Tasting Kitchen who passed through Thomas Keller's kitchen at French Laundry, is now the executive chef here. The restaurant calls him a "purist" and an "intellectual" with a fixation on "seasonal ingredients, drawing mostly on Mediterranean and classical cooking techniques." Of course they do. Check out Barber's full lunch and dinner menus on the restaurant's website. [The Rundown]
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