With this dramatic image of a burning apron and the Latin phrase "Dum spiro, spero" (while I breath, I hope), former Top Chef Masters contestant and James Beard nominee Monica Pope indicates that she has plans to change her signature restaurant t'afia. Although she would not provide specifics, Pope told CultureMap that "there is a lot of transformation happening." The change may be motivated by Pope's summer-long revival of the OIMBY dinners and her ongoing efforts in community outreach and cooking classes. She also said "I've been around for awhile, and artists have to reinvent ourselves. I want to express myself differently."
· Monica Pope Says a Dramatic Good to T'afia With a New Restaurant Concept to Come [CultureMap]
· t'afia [Official Site]