Colt Taylor 'In' at One if by Land; Jennifer Shelbo 'In' at Lot 2
One if by Land, Two if by Sea has a new executive chef. Colt Taylor, who did a stint at Le Bernardin and more recently worked at Gotham Steak in Miami, has completely redesigned the menu, including putting his own spin on the signature beef Wellington. [Zagat Buzz]
Adam Baumgart, the esteemed baker at Bluebird Coffee, is taking over the kitchen at Fort Defiance in Red Hook. [Diner's Journal]
Antonio Morichini took over last September at Bottega del Vino from Max Contervini, who has just opened Zio. [FitR]
Jennifer Shelbo, formerly a pastry chef at Maialino, is now on the team at Lot 2 in the South Slope. [Grub Street]
Troy Unruh, the chef de cuisine at dell'Anima, will head up the kitchen at Ellabess, the "seasonal American" coming to the Nolitan Hotel. [Grub Street]
Jean-Georges Vongerichten reveals that his dream is to open a hotel so that he can pamper people not just for a few hours, but overnight. [Feast]
Meanwhile, Shea Gallante says he would like to open a casual restaurant someday. [Restaurant Girl]
Taking the cake of ambitions, Tom Colicchio discusses his vision for a musical based on Top Chef. [NY Post]
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