Monday, February 14, 2011

LaVecchia's news and lots of it

LaVecchia’s Seafood Grille uptown moves from its 6th Street address to behind Blue on 5th Street in coming weeks, and has a new executive chef: Michael Rayfield. He is also exec chef for siblings Nix Burger & Brew and Jax Backstreet Tavern; Jax will go into the former LaVecchia's spot this summer. Rayfield, a Rock Hill native, studied at the Art Institute of Charlotte, cooked for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina for months, and fell in love there with Cajun cuisine -- so expect to see that influence in his new LaVecchia's menu when it reopens.