The celebrity chefs check out
Scott Conant names his new restaurant after a poisoner
Entertainment Weekly got its hands on the line-up for Season 2 of Top Chef Masters, which will premiere on April 7. Of the 22 competitors, six were featured on Season 1.
Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit and Govind Armstrong of the now-defunct Table 8 were among several high-profile chefs spotted filming Top Chef Masters in Los Angeles. [Eater] Michael Sullivan, who left Anella back in September (to be replaced this month by Joseph Ogrodnek) is now cooking at the ... More >>
Inside Govind Armstrong's misbegotten Table 8 LA chef Govind Armstrong's adventure in New York was brief and unsuccessful. Table 8, in the Cooper Square Hotel, was almost inexplicably bad--inexplicable, because Armstrong's restaurants in LA have been greeted with mainly favorable reviews by ... More >>
Govind Armstrong may have left Table 8 in the Cooper Square Hotel, but the restaurant is still open. Chef de cuisine Willis Loughhead, formerly of Country, is now running the kitchen. [NY Times] Laurent Manrique, an owner at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco and formerly a chef at Aqua, is ... More >>
The Cooper Square Hotel, Table 8's soon-to-be former home.The end of the week has brought the end of two downtown restaurants: Both Table 8 and Irving Mill are giving up the ghost.
Jimmy Lappalainen, the executive at Riingo, was on Marcus Samuelsson's team for the White House dinner. He'll be offering the state dinner menu at Riingo from December 14-20. [Grub Street] Scott Conant is rumored to be closer to taking over the Table 8 space in the Cooper Square Hotel, which ... More >>
Sam Mason posted his official farewell on eGullet earlier this week, saying: "it's no surprise for me to say that I am no longer a part of Tailor restaurant. I left about 3 months ago... I am currently working hard on my T.V. series, and by no means plan on it being my only creative outlet. I ... More >>
BravoAfter a week's hiatus, Top Chef was back in all its lurid glory, injecting viewers with its characteristic dose of pre-fabricated drama, grown-up babies with sleeve tattoos, and ill-prepared seafood. Last night's episode also gave us what was possibly Padma's worst choice of apparel yet ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema drops in one what might be the city's "most perfect gastropub yet": The Smith; while Sarah DiGregorio revels in the sausages at DBGB. Former Top Chef darling Govind Armstrong gets no stars out of Bruni for the food at the New York outpost of his L.A. restaur ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema navigates the menu at inconsistent Anella, while Sarah DiGregorio reckons that Govind Armstrong missed the boat at Table 8. Bruni found himself wishing for the "opulence" of A Voce dishes, yet still awards Locanda Verde a two-spot, surmising that, despite th ... More >>
The Deutsche Bank fire is Mayor Bloomberg's "defining debacle," says Wayne Barrett, "a failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency, revealed in one law enforcement report or news story after another." But with the help of a complaisant press, the Mayor's getting off the hook. Asked why ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema swims over to Harbour, although he isn't sure enough of his fellow New Yorkers will follow suit, while Sarah DiGregorio tries to stomach stinky tofu at Andy's Seafood & Grill. Jay Cheshes is less lukewarm about Harbour, with its chef Joe Isidori, who "cooks ... More >>
The long-awaited New York debut of Govind Armstrong has arrived in the form of Table 8 at The Cooper Square Hotel. The California chef will focus on local, seasonal products, and feature in-house cured meats, rare salts and custom-blended teas. Entwine has opened with its small bar that seats se ... More >>