For the past two and half months Damian Sansonetti, chef and co-owner of Piccolo and Blue Rooster, has been battling a significant illness.
now returned home from a long hospital stay.
Ten weeks ago, Isabella and I took Damian
to the hospital.
Finally this week, he
returned home to Portland from Beth Israel Hospital
What has been a long, difficult and uncertain period for our family is finally coming full circle.
is home and beginning again to do what he
loves to do more than anything in the world: eating food.
Due to the medical ambiguity and uncertain outcome of Damian's condition, we have strived to keep the situation private.
Thankfully, today we are able to publically acknowledge that, while much mending is to be done, Damian
is well and will be returning to the kitchen soon.
We would like to thank those that have worked in his
stead and kept the restaurants running like clockwork.