Under the Toque: Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio


Jean-Georges Vongerichten is expanding his empire and his set to open ABC Cocina this fall. “We will have paella, croquettas, a lot of small plates,” Vongerichten told Grub Street. [Grub Street]

Tom Colicchio will be the anchor tenant of a new outdoor market that will open under the High Line in July, through August. [Grub Street]

EMM Group’s corporate executive chef Franklin Becker has left the company. “We are going off into two separate directions and I wish them luck,” the chef told Zagat. Franklin oversaw Abe and Arthurs, Catch and Lexington Brass. [Zagat]

Bartender Albert Trummer, co-owner of the Prohibition-era styled Chinatown bar Apotheke, is going to court with former business partner Heather Tierney to determine who owns the name Apothéke. [Eater]

Anthony Bourdain will finish his last episode with the Travel Channel in Brooklyn. His last show will be at Jay & Lloyd’s Deli, a kosher spot in Sheepshead Bay. [The Jewish Daily Forward]

Paul Liebrandt talks about the evolution of fine dining: “In this day and age, the dynamic of what you think of as a fine dining restaurant has definitely changed. The clientele has gotten younger.” [NY Eater]