Melmans, Rancics to partner on new restaurant
Jerod, Rich and R.J. Melman will be teaming with television personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic on a new Italian concept in River North. (Abel Uribe/Tribune)
The Melman siblings (RJ, Jerrod, Molly) will partner with Bill and Giuliana Rancic to create an Italian restaurant in the space.
Think there will be a little TV coverage on this one?
The celebrity couple have a TV show ("Giuliana and Bill," Style Network) in which they have discussed opening an Italian restaurant (the big question was whether the spot should be located in New York or Chicago); tonight's show reportedly will show the couple planning the restaurant's debut.
Doug Psaltis, whose resume includes stints at several Alain Ducasse restaurants, The French Laundry and Melman's three Michelin-starred L2O, has been tapped to be chef/partner of the as-yet-unnamed restaurant, which is aiming for a January opening.