James Rigato

James Rigato is a Rising Star Chef.

Rising Stars: James Rigato

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Root Restaurant & Bar, just outside Detroit, may be the perfect neighborhood spot for a chill farm-to-table meal. Its relaxed atmosphere marries beautifully with the exquisite contemporary American cooking of its chef/owner James Rigato. Think cider-braised pork shoulder on a cold Michigan night. The Detroit Free Press was so impressed, it named Root its 2012 restaurant of the year. Late last year, Rigato opened his second restaurant, Mabel Gray, in a renovated Coney-style diner. It

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