In Rumors this Week: Michael White In at Setai; Akhtar Nawab On His Way Out at Zengo?

In Rumors this Week: Michael White In at Setai; Akhtar Nawab On His Way Out at Zengo?

Rumor has it that Michael White and partner Chris Cannon will man all food operations at the Setai Fifth Avenue, including a 15,000-square-foot 160-seat restaurant. [Eater]

Just three weeks after Zengo opened, Akhtar Nawab may be on his way out. The chef has apparently signed on to take over the kitchen at a popular downtown Mexican. [PX This via Eater]

Shea Gallante, formerly of Cru then Bouley, is planning an Italian restaurant with Godfrey Polistina, of Ouest and 'Cesca, in Port Chester. They hope to open this June. [Grub Street]

Top Chef alumnus Camille Becerra will host a series of pop-up dinners in May at an undisclosed location downtown. Tickets are $75-$100. [Eater]

On eating out with kids, Butter's Alexandra Guarnaschelli says timing is everything. Terrence Brennan of Picholine and Artisanal advises to "teach your children manners." [OpenTable]

Top Chef Masters' Susur Lee says he doesn't wear shoes in the kitchen because it makes him feel like "a kung fu master." [Eater]

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