Two months in, Notion is buzzing

This is the third in an occasional series about the birth of Notion. Dave Racicot knew it wouldn’t be all rainbows and butterflies when he opened the doors to Notion, his 38-seat restaurant in Oakmont, a little more than two months ago. And not just because as executive chef and owner, the buck starts and […]

View More

At Notion, a sprint to the finish

(Second in an occasional series on the birth of Notion)   A perfectionist chef doesn’t get much sleep in the days leading up to the opening of a new restaurant, thanks to the critical and time-consuming task of developing dishes that will delight the eye as much as they thrill the palate. He gets less […]

View More

Five Diamond chef, Dave Racicot, confident he’ll sparkle in new setting

First in an occasional series on the birth of Notion It’s tough to pigeon-hole Dave Racicot, the self-taught chef who earned Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Lautrec restaurant its coveted AAA Five Diamond rating in 2007, when he was but 29 years old. He’s extremely talented, of course. But also cocky. Outspoken. Kind of pig-headed. Almost too […]

View More