Cesare Casella Joins Weight Watchers; John DeLucie to Open The Lion


Montenapo has a new owner. Gennaro Sbarro has reopened the Midtown West restaurant with Kevin McGee, formerly the executive sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, at the helm.
[NY Times]

Eleven Madison Park sous-chef James Kent and his commis, Tom Allan, will represent the U.S. at this year’s Bocuse d’Or.

Blaue Gans chef-owner Kurt Gutenbrunner lives in a 2,300-square-foot apartment in a building with an indoor pool, bowling alley, gym, yoga studio, playground, and half-court.
[NY Post]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten had the pre-opening party for his new restaurant at the Mark Hotel. His new ABC Kitchen restaurant has been pushed back a month.
[Grub Street]

Salumeria Rosi chef Cesare Casella is going on a diet. The portly toque will join Weight Watchers to lose 20 lbs.
[ABC News]

Waverly Inn owners Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson may be overwhelmed with legal battles, but chef John DeLucie is preparing to open his own place, The Lion.
[Grub Street]

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