Food

5 & Diamond Loses David Santos and Closes; Plein Sud F&B Director Gets Sacked

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“All-stars” added to the lineup of cheftestants reportedly slated for the next season of Top Chef include Marcel Vigneron and Fabio Viviani, from seasons two and five, respectively.
[Eater]

David Santos has followed in the footsteps of Ryan Skeen and departed from 5 & Diamond, which has since promptly closed “for renovations.”
[Zagat Buzz]

Several New York chefs are heading to Vegas. Look for Sin City outposts of Scott Conant’s Scarpetta and Blue Ribbon Sushi later this year.
[Zagat Buzz]

Todd English is adding to his busy schedule with an as-yet-unnamed Asian-American barbecue joint owned by the team behind Spot Dessert Bar and OBAO.
[Eater]

Following a string of scathing reviews, including a goose egg in last week’s Times, the director of food and beverage for Plein Sud and Smyth Hotel has been fired.
[Eater]

Harold Dieterle not only has a new restaurant on the way, but is also planning a wedding. He will marry Meredith Lynn Davies this month in Atlanta.
[People]

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