Cutting-edge Latin food at Tamarindo just didn't cut it with the beautiful people of La Jolla, so owner Sami Ladeki deepsixed the idea and replaced it with an upscale seafood restaurant called Fresh. Several young topgun chefs were called in to audition for the gig, and Mathew Zappoli got the nod. A few years earlier, right out of the CIA, Zappoli was hired to work at Charlie Palmer's legendary Aureole. His abilities were so far beyond that of his contemporaries, Palmer sent him ...

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