Under the Toque: Tom Block In at Allen & Delancey; Fabien Beaufour Out at Eleven Madison Park
Petrous Maldovin, the head chef at the Russian Tea Room is being sued by his sous chef, Eric Martelle, and line cooks, Ian Payette and Sean Hannigan, for harassment. The three men claim Maldovin regularly grabbed their crotches, pinched their nipples, smacked them with pans, and boasted of sleeping with their mothers and sisters. [NY Post]
Top Chef: Vegas cheftestant Eli Kirshtein is getting ready to leave Eno in Atlanta to relocate to New York City. His first gig in the Big Apple will be as a guest chef at kosher restaurant Solo, where, coincidentally, another Top Cheftestant, Hung Huynh, worked briefly last year.