Chai Trivedi has left Pranna in search of a smaller restaurant after becoming “disillusioned” with the owners’ vision. Gerald Drummond, who has worked at Morimoto, will take over the kitchen.
Shea Gallante left Bouley back in December, just six months after joining the restaurant, perhaps frustrated with the restaurant’s financial problems. He was previously at Cru.
Bobby Flay will pay more than $800,000 in damages to employees from Bar Americain, Mesa Grill, and the now-defunct Bolo Bar, but denies cheating them out of wages.
Joey Campanaro, of The Little Owl, Market Table, and now Kenmare, says that he would love to open a”casual restaurant in L.A…. specifically Elysian Heights.”
Mario Batali, the most frequent guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, celebrated the show’s one-year anniversary with yet another appearance.
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