Christophe Bellanca Has Left Aureole

For the latest round of Blink and You'll Miss 'Em, please welcome Christophe Bellanca. Five months after the chef was hired to replace Chris Lee at Aureole, Eater reports that Bellanca has left. No official reason has been given for his sudden departure, but there's some speculation that it wasn't voluntary. Bellanca, who earned three stars for his cooking at Le Cirque in 2008, will be replaced by his sous chef, Marcus Ware. Ware has worked at Aureole for some years now, and apparently knows a thing or two about pumpkin spiced waffles.

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