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Meet & Eat: Harold Dieterle, Chef/Restaurateur

Many Serious Eaters know Harold Dieterle as the winner of the first season of Top Chef in 2005. With his winnings, he and partner Alicia Nosenzo opened Perilla in 2007 in the West Village—a favorite of both regulars in the neighborhood and those who come from afar seeking a taste of the dishes that earned Harold his title. He and Alicia will be opening their second venture in the fall, a contemporary Thai restuarant called Kin Shop, at Sixth Avenue and 12th Street. Harold talks to us about his love for Thai cooking, his dreams of becoming a Navy fighter pilot, and the lure of a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. More

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