A.O.C. Reopens, Nobu Opens Largest Restaurant, and More News

In today's Media Mix, restaurant openings, plus Ludo Lefebvre on 'The Taste'

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

A.O.C. Reopening Wednesday: Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne are opening the doors to A.O.C. once more, this time at a new location for the 10-year-old restaurant. [Grub Street]

Nobu Opens Largest Restaurant: The largest Nobu restaurant opened last night at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. There are more than 325 seats, a sushi bar, three teppanyaki yables, and a private dining area. [Eater]

Yum! Brands Drop in China: As two Yum! Brands suppliers were accused of providing chickens with too many antibiotics, the company behind Taco Bell and KFC reported that net profit dipped 6 percent in the fourth quarter in China. [BBC]

UN Proposes Steps to Avoid Food Crisis: Given this year's drought, corn, wheat, and soybean prices are expected to rise. UN food agencies urge countries to hold off on export restrictions, however, as this affects world food production on a larger scale. [AP]


Ludo Lefebvre Chats About 'The Taste': Apparently everyone at the judging table would do shots in Lefebvre's trailer. Don Julio for Nigella Lawson and Lefebvre, bourbon and gin and tonics for Anthony Bourdain, and beer for Brian Malarkey. [TV Guide]