Monday, March 5, 2012

The Pump Room Appoints New Exec Chef

The Pump Room's dining room. (Photo: The Pump Room)

There's been a little chef shuffling over at The Pump Room this week.

Apparently, Executive Sous Chef Moosah Reaume's replacing Bradford Phillips as executive chef. And, according to owner Ian Schrager in a press release just sent out, nothing will really change.

His statement indicates that no matter who "runs" the kitchen, The Pump Room's cuisine will always be Jean Georges Vongerichten-focused:

Russell Kook Lands at Chicago Cut Steakhouse


Hell's Kitchen runner-up and former Florentine chef Russell Kook is on to his next big adventure.

312DD just found out that he just landed at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, where he'll serve as executive chef.

Going Gaga Over Bayless . . .

Lady Gaga and Chef Rick Bayless (Photo via Rick Bayless)

Pop star Lady Gaga dropped by Frontera Grill over the weekend, and apparently knows her stuff when it comes to food.

Rick Bayless tweeted: