Michael Lomonaco is a famous restaurateur cum American chef and now, also a famed TV personality, who is best known for the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center North Tower, where, he was the chef cum director, after the restaurant was destroyed on September 11th by the terrorist attacks.
Professional Life of Lomonaco
Michael Lomonaco received his formal culinary education by enrolling for the Hotel and Restaurant Management program offered at the New York City Technical College. Michael Lomonaco recipes, which are a big in the U.S today, which were, birthed one after the other by the star chef since the 1980s, after he joined the popular Le Cirque restaurant in New York and worked under the mentorship of pro chefs - Daniel Boulud and Alain Sailhac. In the later part of the same decade, Michael Lomonaco worked in another legendary restaurant in New York, 21 Club, where he took charge and revitalized the restaurant as well as the menu by introducing some modern American fares and while he remained there till 1996 a book on Michael Lomonaco recipes was published from this restaurant.
Popular Media Shows by Chef Lomonaco
Michael Lomonaco, who wished to become an actor and pursued this passion for 8 years before stumbling on his culinary career, got break in the TV media as the host of Michael’s Place, a program aired on Food Network for 3 years after which, he was chosen the co-host of Epicurious aired on Discovery Channel. Besides, the Michael Lomonaco has also featured in Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - Disappearing Manhattan, In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs and Great Chefs television. He was also invited as a guest chef to the Chicago Restaurant show, the International Hotel Show and Festa Italiana Seattle.
Cookbooks by Lomonaco
Michael Lomonaco who has written for magazines like Food & Wine, New York magazine and Gourmet has also authored 2 cookbooks which are -
The 21 Cookbook– Lomonaco co-authored this book of Michael Lomonaco recipes published in 1995.
Nightly Specials: 125 Recipes for Spontaneous, Creative Cooking at Home– This book released in 2004 includes some of the easiest Michael Lomonaco recipes.