Mathieu Palombino, David Malbequi Step In at Prima; Robert Berry Takes Over at Monument Lane

Mathieu Palombino, David Malbequi Step In at Prima; Robert Berry Takes Over at Monument Lane
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Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino and the forthcoming Bowery Diner, and David Malbequi, of BLT, have lent their talents to Prima Strada, which lost its chefs shortly before opening yesterday. [Eater]

Monkey Bar debuted Damon Wise's new lunch menu, featuring dishes like smoked fettuccine with uni and American caviar and braised pork belly with crispy oysters. [Eater]

The Bistro Truck has confirmed that chef Yassir is in Morocco and on hiatus until mid-January. A brick-and-mortar location may be in the works. [Midtown Lunch]

Cesare Casella is expanding his popular Salumeria Rosi gourmet shop and restaurant to the Upper East Side. [NY Post]

Teqa, in Murray Hill, opened last year with Derek Jeter's former personal chef at the helm. She has now left and Chris Goosen, Mark Wahlberg's ex-personal chef, has taken over. [Zagat Buzz]

Robert Berry, formerly of Cookshop, is the new executive chef at Monument Lane, whose opening chef Brian Murphy left shortly after the restaurant opened. [Eater]

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