Thanks to a happenstance encounter as the result of a reality cooking show, international pop star Lady Gaga and beloved Chef Art Smith are doing some BIGGGGG, EXCITING things together! Chef Art and Lady Gaga met on the Oprah Show. She admired Art from Top Chef Masters and expressed disappointment that he didn’t win. He replied, “I did win, you remembered me. It’s not about winning, it’s about being remembered.”
Their friendship and love for each other led to her introducing her parents, Cynthia and Joe Germanotta, to Art. Papa Gaga, a graduate of Hotel and Restaurant School at Michigan State, has always dreamed of owning his own restaurant. Well, voila! Watch for a small restaurant, to be named Joanne’s, coming to NY’s Upper West side, in the 60’s between Columbus and Central Park with a menu inspired by family recipes with Art’s special southern touches. It will be designed by Mama Gaga, Cynthia, and will, I’m sure become an instant star-spotting, celeb hangout! AND, watch for Chef Art in a starring role in an ABC Thanksgiving Special with the Lady herself!