Actor Richard Gere’s Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, New York, will be getting a makeover soon when chef Michael White, whose Altamarea Group runs New York City's Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini, among other properties, transforms the Inn’s Farmhouse restaurant into a locally-sourced Italian restaurant to be called Campagna.
“It is a beautiful property and the Altamarea Group team looks forward to working together to ensure that the food and service is a welcome addition to the Westchester area,” White told The Daily Meal.
P.J. Calapa, Altamarea executive chef, will join White in taking over the food and beverage program at the Inn, along with chef de cuisine Devin Bozkaya, whose background includes stints at the Westend Bistro in Washington, D.C. and the Inn at Little Washington, just outside the nation's capital.
“From the beginning we’ve been committed to the highest possible quality at the Bedford Post," said Richard Gere, who bought the inn in 2007, in a prepared statement. "This partnership adds a new dimension to its excellence and future,” White isn’t the only celebrity chef to come to the Bedford area. Jean-Georges Vongerichten recently took over the food and beverage program at the Inn at Pound Ridge, about three-and-a-half miles away from White's new enterprise.