Under the Toque: Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio
EMM Group's corporate executive chef Franklin Becker has left the company. "We are going off into two separate directions and I wish them luck,'' the chef told Zagat. Franklin oversaw Abe and Arthurs, Catch and Lexington Brass. [Zagat]
Bartender Albert Trummer, co-owner of the Prohibition-era styled Chinatown bar Apotheke, is going to court with former business partner Heather Tierney to determine who owns the name Apothéke. [Eater]
Paul Liebrandt talks about the evolution of fine dining: "In this day and age, the dynamic of what you think of as a fine dining restaurant has definitely changed. The clientele has gotten younger." [NY Eater]
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