Under the Toque: Sam Mason Out at Tailor; Ryan Skeen Pissed at Allen & Delancey, New York
Sam Mason posted his official farewell on eGullet earlier this week, saying: "it's no surprise for me to say that I am no longer a part of Tailor restaurant. I left about 3 months ago... I am currently working hard on my T.V. series, and by no means plan on it being my only creative outlet. I do plan to start a new venture soon."
Apparently blowing off some steam, Ryan Skeen said on Twitter that he: "always believed that when they take the love out of it [you] have to stop, I just cant find the love in my food at A&D anymore, maybe NYC." He later added: "[G]et me the fuck out of NYC I cant do it anymore."
Anthony Bourdain was spotted with Frank Bruni shooting an episode of No Reservations at DBGB. Daniel Boulud was also reportedly at the table, where the three enjoyed a tasting of all the sausages offered on the menu.
Chef Govind Armstrong and his partner Josh Woodward are rumored to be trying to pull out of Table 8 -- or at least the Table 8 space. Scott Conant may be the chef enlisted to take over the space, perhaps for a Scarpetta outpost or maybe some other venture.