José Andrés Goes Chinese-Mexican; Michael Pierre White Shills for Knorr


The Lion’s John DeLucie has big dreams: “I’d like to write observational stuff about my life. I have a studio in my house, and I want to play and produce music. I want to move to Hollywood and drive a convertible.” [NY Post]

José Andrés’s China Poblano, the new restaurant in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a 50-story resort casino opening in December, will serve Chinese-Mexican food. [NY Times]

Philippe Bertineau has been named the new chef at Alain Ducasse’s Benoit, replacing Pierre Schaedelin. The former Payard chef was most recently at Balthazar. [Diner’s Journal]

Roblé Ali, the “hip-hop chef” from Avenue, is developing his own show with Bravo, which will chronicle him trying to “conquer the catering world” from his Brooklyn base. [Grub Street]

Marco Pierre White is shilling for Knorr in an elaborate brand ambassador scheme that fooled Canada’s National Post into giving the brand prime copy space. [Atlantic Food]

René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen doesn’t envy New York chefs: “I feel it on the guys [in New York] that they have to somehow be part of [the scene].” [Eater]

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