Chef-owner of lauded Italian restaurants in NJ to compete to be the nation’s top pasta chef
Robbie Felice, chef-owner of acclaimed Italian restaurants Viaggio in Wayne and Osteria Crescendo in Westwood, is preparing to compete in a national pasta competition against seven other chefs. If he wins, he will go on to compete for the title of World Pasta Champion in October.
The first round of the competition will be held at the prestigious Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival on April 16.
In that round, Felice hopes to show New York — and the nation — that New Jersey has got real culinary chops too.
“I want to show New York people,” Felice said with his usual enthusiasm. “‘Hey, some Jersey guy just won this,'” he imagined what the scuttlebutt might be should he win.