This Brooklyn Chef Is Redefining Healthy Restaurant Food

Piattoni is the chef at newly opened Brooklyn restaurant Mettā, one of the city’s hottest new restaurants. It’s popular, yes, but it’s also literally hot, given the custom wood-fired grill, griddle, and oven that produce just about everything on diners’ plates, from the house sourdough to an ash-dusted sweet potato dessert. It’s fitting that Piattoni’s preferred first name is Negro (“black” in Spanish)—his forearms are spark-scarred from the open-fire cooking he’s known for. What’s less recognized (at least for now) is his dedication to food medicine.

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