Saturday, September 5, 2015

Big new gig for Tony Clark, in Manayunk

The chef will run Agiato, while keeping his Shore restaurant.

Big new gig for Tony Clark, in Manayunk

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Tony Clark is back, with a new spot in Cape May. (David M Warren / Staff Photographer)
Tony Clark is back, with a new spot in Cape May. (David M Warren / Staff Photographer)

Four Seasons alum Tony Clark is coming back to Philly.

Last year, he opened Old Grange by Tony Clark, a farm-to-table restaurant in Cape May's Cold Spring Village.

Now, he's been recruited by the Manayunk-rooted Belvedere Restaurant Group to oversee its kitchens, including Agiato, the paninoteca/enoteca in Manayunk, and Tapestry, the bar in Queen Village. Belvedere, in turn, will oversee Old Grange, says Belvedere's Rich Rivera.

Agiato's expansion into the storefront next door is about 60 days out, Rivera said.

As exec chef at Agiato, Clark will steer its menu to a more overall-Europe approach than the current Italian focus. Clark's bio includes his own restaurant (where the TD Bank is now at Broad and Sansom) and a long-term private-chef arrangement for an industrialist.

Rivera said March was the target for Belvedere's expansion of Manayunk's Main Street Market, as well as the opening of Dos Vatos Tacos at 4369 Main St.

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