We have learned that Loft executive chef Micah Maughn has walked out of the kitchen. He's GONE, people. He's taken his recipes with him and left the restaurant with no supplies, and no chef, for this evening. Maughn, who insiders say was difficult to work with, was given notice by management on Monday, but decided earlier today that he'd had enough.
Our sources say that a replacement is already in the works -- one with far better creds than Maughn -- and that things will likely be back on track come dinner time. Any way you cut it though, given Bruni's apparent two-star review setup, this is going to get dicey.
More to come...
· Diner's Journal: Loft [NYT]