Age: 32. Why he's rising: DiSpirito is opening eyes, and raising eyebrows, at Union Pacific in NYC's re-emergent Flatiron district. "If you have an adventurous palate, DiSpirito can take you on a culinary thrill ride," wrote RH contributor John Mariani in Esquire, which named Union Pacific one of the country's best new restaurants for 1998. Background: Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1986, studied classical technique at the Jardin de Cygne in Paris. Then back to New York ...

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