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.
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.
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.
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.