Terrance Brennan of Picholine and Artisanal plans to take over a struggling Trigo and turn it into Bar Artisanal. Expect bistro fare and a retail component selling olive oil, cheese and charcuterie.
Paul Liebrandt is the only New York chef on Food & Wine‘s list of 2009 Best New Chefs. Other winners included Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland, as well as Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Animal in Los Angeles.
New York gets a little more love from Saveur in its list of “12 Restaurants that Matter.” Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns is cited, as are Andrew Tarlow and Mark Firth’s Marlow & Sons and Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern.
Top Chefs Leah Cohen and winner Hosea Rosenberg were spotted smooching last Saturday night as they watched “Fuerza Bruta” together.
Cohen’s mouth was also busy trashing her ex-boss at Centro Vinoteca, Anne Burrell, this week during an interview with Decider. “[Burrell] was never here toward the end,” said Cohen. “She wanted to pursue her career on television, which isn’t my style.” Really?