How difficult it is to go from Gayle’s 24 seats to a combined 365:
I do miss that room. It was sort of a Philadelphia place. It was special.
Whether the famous veal stew will turn up at R2L: I’m toying with the idea. A lot of people miss that dish.
Guilty food pleasure: I have a hard time with nachos, french fries and pizza.
Reasoning behind strange inclusion of vegetarian scrapple at MidAtlantic:
The university kids will love it.
Fond childhood food memories: My mom and grandma in the kitchen for days around Rosh Hashana and Passover. And dinners at Chez Robert. I was a busboy there.
What recipe adjustments are required for the 37th-floor altitude:
None, and we’re very fortunate to have gas, since most high-rise restaurants get stuck with electric.
How often you expect to lunch in Liberty’s food court:
I don’t know that I’ll be able to make it down.
Odds of R2L opening this month: I’m just gonna say we’ll be open.
Whether you’re buying dinner if you’re wrong:
Absolutely. Wait, you mean just for you, right?