Ripert, Chang, Colicchio & Dufresne on Treme; Marcus Samuelsson Demoted to Shareholder at Aquavit


Josh Moulton, who was the executive chef at West in Los Angeles, will take over the kitchen at Monkey Bar, which recently lost consulting chef Larry Forgione to P.J. Clarke’s. [NY Times]

Aquavit is no longer referring to Marcus Samuelsson as its chef-owner. The Top Chef Masters contender is now a minority shareholder of the company. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

Tom Colicchio, David Chang, Eric Ripert, and Wylie Dufresne make a cameo in this week’s episode of the hit HBO drama Treme. [Feast]

Meanwhile, Andrew Carmellini of Locanda Verde is also on the small screen. The latest episode of VBS.TV’s Munchies has the chef restaurant hopping throughout the city. [Grub Street]

FCI chefs Jacques Pepin, Alain Sailhac, Jacques Torres, and Andre Soltner will cook for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on May 13 at the St. Regis. [Grub Street]