Did INdustri Cafe make an industrial-sized mistake?
OnMilwaukee.com did a feature on INdustri Café and their new chef, “Dan Morales.” However, Waukesha’s George Wang points out that “Dan Morales” is known by a different name in Waukesha, “Chef Tony,” aka Ramon Antonio Mitre Hernandez.
Like most chefs, my biggest weakness is probably the front of the house. Throw me on the line on a Saturday night by myself, and I’ll make things happen; but if the servers walk out, I’m in trouble.
Unfortunately, OnMilwaukee.com missed the story that happened away from the front of the house and did not even mention the Morales/Hernandez experience in Waukesha. Aside from the destructive behavior, Hernandez also hurt investors that trusted him in Waukesha. (By the way, did Chef Josie Smith-Malave ever get paid for her appearance at D’Mo’s?)
Good news for Hernandez/Morales. INdustri Cafe believes in second chances. No word if the restaurant is going to take the advice of one foodie on Twitter,
Hey @industri_cafe did you call Mesa Grill or Le Cirque to verify your new chefs claims? Also might want to give waitresses pepper spray.
— Eat Wisconsin (@eatwisconsin) February 24, 2013
But I will say I really liked the mussels.