Chef Shuffle at Brooklyn's Lot 2
Owner Ben Jones said that Bridi was splitting from the restaurant amicably, and that, while the chef's exact plans are to be determined, he will most likely pursue more charcuterie-making, which he specialized in at Gramercy Tavern. "That's Scott's passion," says Jones. (The cured lamb neck at Lot 2 was terrific.)
The new head chef is Danny Rojo, who has been cooking at Lot 2 since it opened. Rojo, a California native who has also cooked at Bouley and B in the East Bay, may work some West Coast influences into Lot 2's seasonal, New American menu. And Jones will be in the kitchen, too--he graduated from FCI, cooked at Blue Hill years ago, and wants to get back on the line.
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