Before Francesco Buitoni founded Mercato, he was a pasta prince in waiting By Staff - June 12, 2011 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Check out this great article on Gilt Taste about Red Hook’s Mercato chef Francesco Buitoni. Facebook Comments↓ Read More ↓Join Now! Enjoy having this local, independent, nonprofit news source? Help us keep reporting and become a member today. Already a member? Sign in to get rid of this notice.