So....I'm finally back to work at a new Steakhouse in Agoura Hills/Calabasas called Chapter 8.
I can tell you one thing for sure - opening a restaurant is not easy, nor much fun!! Chapter 8 is the second restaurant for the owners with P6 being the first place off of Lindero Canyon Road in the same area.
Chapter 8 is a Steakhouse Lounge with amazing decor. The restaurant seems to belong more in Las Vegas, Miami or NYC then Calabasas and that is why for both pre-opening nights we served 240+ guests.
All the meats I butcher and grill are USDA Prime. My prep/butcher list includes some fourteen different items. I hope to get some photos up soon but I have to ask mngmnt first.
Stop by if you like, just don't ask for any favors yet - I am still working on my temps at the all wood grill.
It's funny - I was relaxing, working here and there with family and friends for the month and a half after Italy, then BOOM - back pains, hand pains, dirty fingernails etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.