Closet Chef Jake Gyllenhall Opening Organic Restaurant

chef jake gyllenhall opening organic restaurant 01 Closet Chef Jake Gyllenhall Opening Organic Restaurant

It’s good to have goals. And Jake Gyllenhaal, who my sources say is a wannabe chef trapped in the body of an acclaimed actor, has long vowed to open a restaurant before reaching the big three-oh. And, if all goes according to plan, that goal will soon become a reality.

The 27-year-old star of “Brokeback Mountain” and “Zodiac” is in the planning stages of launching an all-natural organic eatery in Los Angeles with his childhood friend, Babbo sous chef Chris Fischer.

Jake, who has twice guested on The Food Network’s Molto Mario, is a long time foodie who as a teenager washed dishes for well known chef Marco Canora at Tom Colicchio’s Craft in New York.

Gyllenhaal’s first task at hand is shopping with Fischer for a space to house the high-class restaurant. The second step (which sounds way more fun) is said to be a “cycling holiday in Tuscany” with girlfriend Reese Witherspoon to brainstorm menu ideas. Which I guess would make the trip tax deductible. Nice. (If you need additional help, Jake, I love Italian food. And I’ve got a bike.)

Celebrity restaurants are nothing new. Actors like Morgan Freeman, Sandra Bullock, Richard Gere, Ashton Kutcher — even Tara Reid — have forged successful second careers as restaurateurs. Hopefully we’ll soon be able to add Jake’s name to the list.

(via Ecorazzi and Digital Spy)



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