|Executive Sous Chef Josh Poletti of the Libertine | Nancy Stiles|
Back in the Libertine's (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) kitchen, a chef named Josh toils day in and out, feeding the bread starter, making housemade butter and cooking up a mean porchetta. No, it's not Josh Galliano. The Libertine's other Josh, executive sous chef Josh Poletti, serves as second-in-command at the acclaimed restaurant, and some of the other chefs in town say he's one to watch.
Poletti worked his way up at some of the city's best kitchens (Harvest, Monarch, Niche) before landing the gig as Galliano's right hand man. And while his name is less famous than his boss', people are starting to take notice.
Tonight, Poletti will team up with some of the city's other sous chef for the "Unsung Heroes Dinner" at Cielo. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $65 per person. Ahead of his performance tonight, Poletti agreed to sit down and answer some questions for this week's Chef Chat.
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