January 15, 2011 09:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Nikki Cascone from Season 4 of Top Chef in Chicago, and her husband, Brad Grossman, just welcomed a baby boy into the world! Keep reading for all the details on the Bravo reality star and her new little bundle, and to see the baby’s picture!
Nikki Cascone, who finished sixth on Season 4 of Bravo’s Top Chef, gave birth to her first child, Jackson Robert Grossman, at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, January 3rd in New York City.
According to a rep for the chef, baby Jackson, whom the couple has nicknamed “Jax,” weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz. and was 19 inches long at birth.
What a cutie!
So what inspired Cascone and husband, Brad Grossman’s name choice for their little boy?
“We both love the name Jackson from one of our favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy, and his middle name is after my stepdad who died of cancer a few years ago,” explained Cascone.
Though the name came easy for Nikki and Brad, conceiving the child proved to be quite difficult due to Cascone’s history of endometriosis.
“We had a natural childbirth and after suffering from endometriosis for several years I am ecstatic that we were able to conceive this beautiful miracle baby!” said Nikki, adding, “We will be taking him to work with us very soon!”
Nikki Cascone and Brad Grossman are co-owners of Octavia’s Porch, a restaurant which they opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side just last month. The name “Octavia’s Porch” is taken from the main street in Rome’s Jewish ghetto, as a tribute to the couple’s proud Jewish-Italian heritage, and touts itself as “the first and only Global Jewish restaurant.”
Before opening Octavia’s Porch in December, Cascone and Grossman were former co-owners of New York City’s 24 Prince, which they sold last year.
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