Charges Against Lucali’s Mark Iacono Dropped; Gordon Ramsay Tweets Photo of Himself “Planking”


A Brooklyn DA dropped all charges against both Lucali pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and alleged assailant Benny Geritano due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses. [NY Post]

Jake Klein, who previously apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto, is taking his Caribbean- and Southeast Asian-style cooking over to the Morrell Wine Bar & Café in Rockefeller Plaza.

The world’s lamest trend gets a welcome death knell as Gordon Ramsay posts a photo of himself “planking” on a Gulfstream IV jet.
[The Telegraph]

Chef Laurent Tourondel’s business breakup with former BLT partner Jimmy Haber has turned out to be a lot messier than both had led the public to believe. [NY Times]

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is taking his talents to South Beach with his first-ever Miami restaurant, J&G Grill, to open in 2012. [Eater]

Top Chef contestant Dale Talde has been hired as the head chef of a yet-to-open modern Asian restaurant in Park Slope from Thistle Hill Tavern owner David Massoni. [FiTR]