A familiar face finds his way back to Chapel Hill's Il Palio restaurant

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Chef Adam Rose is back at Il Palio after a 5-year departure.

Photo courtesy of Tabletop Media.

By Dathan Kazsuk

Chapel Hill's Il Palio restaurant at the Siena Hotel has a old face coming in to take over the helm. Executive Chef Adam Rose will be returning to the hotel to take the lead of all dining operations beginning July 1.

Rose was the executive chef at Il Palio from 2007 to 2013, when he left to become the executive chef and partner at Black House restaurant in Durham from 2013 to 2015. Prior to his first stint at Il Palio, Rose was the head chef at Elaine's on Franklin in Chapel Hill. 

Hailing from Long Island, New York, Rose started working in places such as Jack the Horse Tavern in Brooklyn before moving to North Carolina.

General Manager of the hotel, Anthony Carey, is excited to have Rose back in the kitchen. "Having chef Adam walk back through the kitchen door of Il Palio restaurant was like a dream sequence from a move," he says. "The staff was really happy to see him and to know he is returning as our chef. Several associates worked with chef Adam prior to his departure and were so excited to share with him all the great renovations that have taken place during his time away."

Guests and fans of the restaurant can expect new offerings such as cooking classes and intimate dining experience with Chef Rose. One of which will be a summer Sangria making class.

Previous chef, Teddy Diggs, who once was preparing foods in Martha's Vineyard will begin his new venture with a new restaurant coming soon – which will focus on Roman pizza and friend snacks.