"Ink., which Voltaggio hopes to open by the end of February, will be located in the former Hamasaku space on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Its lease is owned by Michael Ovitz, who closed Hamasaku a year and a half ago and let the restaurant site sit empty, until now.
"It was fate," said the 32-year-old Voltaggio, who until July was the executive chef at the Dining Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, where he spent a year sidestepping the limelight so he could "focus on cooking."
Michael Voltaggio is the winner of the sixth season of Top Chef, Bravo TV's cooking competition reality show, where he competed with his brother, Bryan Voltaggio. The Dining Room is the recipient of several culinary awards, including the AAA Five Diamond Award, the Mobil Five-Star Award, and a Michelin Star, one of the few held by restaurants in the US. [source: Wikipedia]Read the full LA Times article about 'Ink' here.