WATCH: Exec Chef Of Windows On The World Remembers 9/11 On The Chew
NBC might be ignoring what we thought were obligatory moments of silence in favor of airing Kardashian interviews, but over on The Chew, hosts welcomed the executive chef of Windows on the World (the restaurant atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center) Michael Lomonaco to pay tribute to the eleventh anniversary of September 11th. In a moving video package, he remembers what a groundbreaking resto Windows on the World truly was, and shows heart-stopping photos of the space and its 50-mile views.
He also chatted about the foundation he set up to benefit the families of the food service workers who were killed in the attacks. Check out the clip below to watch a story we don’t often hear about around this time — how the restaurant industry rallied around its fallen members.
Later, to lighten things up, Michael revealed his flair for the dramatic, reciting a speech of Caliban’s from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a role he played opposite Jimmy Smits in college. Did you know Michael and Chew co-host Mario Batali were both theater majors? And, finally, as the co-hosts get to taste the pork chop he spent the whole segment cooking, Clinton Kelly is reminded of The Hunger Games. Check out the clip below.