Leah Cohen to Preview New Resto at LTO; Gordon Ramsay in Hot Water for Eating Live Cobra Heart


Top Chef alum Leah Cohen, who left Centro Vinoteca two years ago to travel Southeast Asia, is back in town, mostly cooking at private dinners. It turns out she’s planning an “upscale Southeast Asian street food” in Gramercy Park, which she’ll be previewing at LTO next week.
[Grub Street]

In Gordon Ramsay news today, the foul-mouthed chef has angered animal rights activists after being filmed swallowing the still-beating heart of a cobra in Vietnam.

On Martha Stewart’s Sirius XM show, Keith McNally admitted that after negative reviews of Pulino’s, “after six weeks, eight weeks, I began to agree with some of the criticism and I changed things around.”
[Grub Street]

Daniel Humm says of his new gig at the forthcoming NoMad Hotel that he hopes to have “an open hearth oven and plan dishes that celebrate New York.”
[Diner’s Journal]