On Tuesday, we made a small EaterWire mention of an extremely well-placed rumor we'd heard that Zac Pelaccio and Jeffrey Chodorow were teaming to take ZP's Fatty Crab national. We noted additionally that every last detail was pretty much still tbd. Then, in a very special late-day post, our boy Cutlets contested (and broke the news that his friend Zac was taking over Ducasse's Spoon in London), complete with a nearly flat-out denial from Zac.
Having ourselves requested comments from the various parties involved, here is the official statement from Zak's camp, via his spokesperson, the always pleasant Ana Jovancicevic:
As you know, in this business, people speak about ideas all the time. Until anything is signed, there is nothing to discuss as so much changes in the restaurant business all the time.As for Chodorow's camp, his mouthpiece is Karine Bakhoum, who is taking an unusually long time in getting back to us. That said, we're all reading the above statement the same way, yes?
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