Colt Taylor ‘In’ at One if by Land; Jennifer Shelbo ‘In’ at Lot 2


One if by Land, Two if by Sea has a new executive chef. Colt Taylor, who did a stint at Le Bernardin and more recently worked at Gotham Steak in Miami, has completely redesigned the menu, including putting his own spin on the signature beef Wellington.
[Zagat Buzz]

Adam Baumgart, the esteemed baker at Bluebird Coffee, is taking over the kitchen at Fort Defiance in Red Hook.
[Diner’s Journal]

Antonio Morichini took over last September at Bottega del Vino from Max Contervini, who has just opened Zio.

Jennifer Shelbo, formerly a pastry chef at Maialino, is now on the team at Lot 2 in the South Slope.
[Grub Street]

Troy Unruh, the chef de cuisine at dell’Anima, will head up the kitchen at Ellabess, the “seasonal American” coming to the Nolitan Hotel.
[Grub Street]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten reveals that his dream is to open a hotel so that he can pamper people not just for a few hours, but overnight.

Meanwhile, Shea Gallante says he would like to open a casual restaurant someday.
[Restaurant Girl]

Taking the cake of ambitions, Tom Colicchio discusses his vision for a musical based on Top Chef.
[NY Post]