The last time an area restaurant ended up on Gordon Ramsay’s show, things didn’t end well. Sabatiello’s in downtown Stamford closed not too long after the show aired and the owner, Sabatiello “Sammy” Settembre ended up being charged with causing more than $20,000 worth of damage to the joint on his way out.
This time around, things don’t seem to end well either:
EAT, DRINK, SHOP, COOK: Back in February, the Connecticut Post reported that Cafe Tavolini (3074 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport) was being investigated by the Attorney General’s office for closing just after the holiday gift certificate rush. Just prior to that, the restaurant had undergone changes in conjunction with the filming of an episode of the FOX Television series Kitchen Nightmares (hosted by the ever-so-amicable Gordon Ramsay). Well folks, the time has come to find out what really went on behind the scenes. The Tavolini episode will air this Friday night at 8 p.m. on FOX. I’m almost afraid to watch.