Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen: Where Chefs Eat In Memphis and where southern Italy meets the American South
Find out why this place puts out 'the most innovative and delectable cuisine in town' according to chef Ryan Trimm
With the mighty Mississippi River and a bustling railroad, Memphis has long drawn newcomers. In the 1900s, the city was second only in the South to New Orleans for Italian immigration.
So you can thank the railroad and river, perhaps, for the presence of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, the James Beard-nominated restaurant from chefs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman. It's nominated as the favourite high end place to eat in Memphis by fellow Tennessee chef Ryan Trimm in the latest edition of our new global restaurant guide Where Chefs Eat.
Ticer and Hudman "consistently put out the most innovative and delectable cuisine in town,” according to fellow Memphis chef Ryan Trimm who picks it as his high end choice in the city. Where Chefs Eat puts it like this:
"It was their grandmothers who combined Italian technique with Southern ingredients, leading to the dishes that their grandsons present on the menu of one of Memphis’s most elegant and steadfast restaurants. Whether it’s casonsei with rutabaga (turnip), satsuma, and confit chicken, or corvina with stracciatella and lima beans, at Andrew Michael, southern Italy meets the American South in ways delicious and surprising."
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen is just one of 4500 recommendations in our new guide on where to eat around the world from 650 chefs who make it their business to know what to eat where. And while the cover has changed, the idea behind Where Chefs Eat is exactly the same as it was when we published the very first edition back in 2012.
The premise is that the modern chef is a fantastic source of guaranteed good meal recommendations, from humble holes-in-the-wall - to the most luxurious places around - and every dining experience inbetween the two. And this time there are a third more recommendations than ever before.
So whether you desire just a late-night snack from a burger van, a 400-year-old clam in an art-filled restaurant or a fabulously fashionable start to the day, you’ll find it in Where Chefs Eat. 570 destinations. 70 countries. Across six continents. It's no idle boast to say that this edition has the most wide-ranging and eclectic set of listings we’ve ever researched and published.
We’re only focusing on one restaurant per city in our Phaidon.com series but the book contains countless recommendations in each city around the world. We’ve also launched an app for this third edition which features all the places in the book in an on the go format for when you’re out and about. Head into the store and snap up your guide to great eating now. And if you pre-order here you'll get the app free - but for a limited time only.