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Philippe Bertineau Is the New Chef at Balthazar; ‘Bear’ Tom Colicchio Slated to Ride in L.A. Gay Pride

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Philippe Bertineau has been named the new head chef at Balthazar. He previously helmed the kitchen at the now defunct patisserie Payard.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

Richard Gere’s Westchester B&B, the Bedford Post Inn, is losing executive chef Brian Lewis, following the departure of pastry chef Chris Broburg, who is now at the Four Seasons.
[NY Post]

Paul Gerard will take over the kitchen at Soho House, replacing Neil Ferguson. Gerard, previously of Soho Grand, is apparently the private club’s first non-English chef.
[Eater]

Restauratrix Elizabeth Blau has been hired to breathe new life into the Rainbow Room. In Vegas, she was involved in the design and development of 22 restaurant projects.
[Insatiable Critic]

Tom Colicchio, who has become something of a gay icon, will ride in Los Angeles’ gay pride parade next year atop a float for the magazine A Bear’s Life.
[On Top]

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