Michael Ayoub ‘Out’ at Fornino Park Slope; Ignacio Mattos ‘Out’ at Il Buco


Michael Ayoub, founder of Fornino pizzeria, has left Fornino Park Slope after just nine months in operation. He is still reportedly involved in the Williamsburg location.

Ignacio Mattos, the longtime chef at Il Buco, has left to pursue other ventures. No replacement has yet been announced.

Le Cirque’s executive pastry chef, Pierre Poulin, is leaving the restaurant after two years. Jihyun Mun will stand in until a replacement can be found.
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Michael Schwartz of Miami’s Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink will be guest-cheffing at the Harrison tomorrow, February 18.
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Eater has closed the polls for it hottest chef contest and Junoon‘s Vikas Khanna takes top honors. Hubba hubba.

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