Under the Toque: Bradford McDonald Heads Upstate; Jason Neroni (Maybe) Heading to L.A.


Bradford McDonald, formerly of Per Se and Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, has taken over as the executive chef at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua, N.Y. McDonald’s new menu features such dishes as Malpeque Oysters with Sorrel Foam and Nori Powder, and Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork Belly with Peach Compote and Cured Ham Gastrique.

Jason Neroni sounds L.A.-bound. His Facebook updates and Twitter feed over the past month have referenced his new “master plan,” as well as movers, In-N-Out burgers, packing, and seeing “my favorite NYC places and people before I go.”

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has expressed an interest in developing the dining options at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Next year, “I will make great sushi at the U.S. Open for tennis fans,” he said.
[Daily Beast via Grub Street]

Anita Lo is lending her star power to three annual New Jersey walkathons for ovarian cancer this month, all organized by Kaleidoscope of Hope. Lo will speak at the Morristown Walkathon this Sunday, as well as two more events in Lyndhurst and Avon-by-the-Sea.
[Alternative Press]