Didier Elena Confirmed at Alain Ducasse; Top Chef's Nikki Cascone Tries Again
Didier Elena has finally been confirmed "in" at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House following a six-year absence from the city, where he hopes to win back the Michelin star lost by his predecessor. [NY Daily News]
Following the closure of her 24 Prince, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone has been approved to open a "global Jewish" restaurant at 40 Avenue B. [Eater]
Meanwhile, another Top Cheffer, Michael Voltaggio, has left his position at Langham in Pasadena, California, and word is he plans to move on to other projects, possibly TV-related ones. [LA Times via Feast]
Mario Batali has joined the "C'mon LeBron" campaign. He's doubled Michael Symon's offer of a meal a month to stay in Cleveland should the basketball star come to New York. [Eater]
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