715 chef Michael Beard leaves for Italy to beef up his butchering skills

The kitchen staff at the one-year-old 715 Restaurant in Lawrence, the subject of this week’s Cafe review (and this Fat City video), will be slightly smaller for the rest of the month: Executive chef and co-owner Michael Beard and sous chef Zach Thompson leave tomorrow for Italy.

It will be a sort of homecoming for Beard, who attended the Apicius culinary school in Florence and later did a stint working with a professional butcher in Donnini, a city outside of Florence.

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