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EaterWire: Perry St Gets a New Chef, Roy's New York Still Open

Perry St, by the Kalina

WEST VILLAGE—An anonymous tip come in concerning the installation of a new chef at Perry St, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's West Village restaurant: "Jean-Georges Perry St has a new chef de cuisine. Erik Battes who has been with the company for 4 years and spent the last 2 as a sous chef at Perry St was recently promoted. He's one of the youngest chefs at this level in the company at only 24 years old. In those 4 years with JGV he started at Jean-Georges." [EaterWire Inbox]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—File this one under That Place is Still Open? Roy's, the Hawaiian upscale seafood chain, welcomes guest chefs from around their empire on Monday October 22: "Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Chef de Cuisine Mark Arnao welcome guest chefs for a 5-course special dinner menu at Roy’s New York on Monday, October 22, 2007. The menu will include signature Hawaiian fusion specialties with ingredients from Asia and the Pacific. Visiting chefs from Roy’s corporate kitchen and restaurants are David Abella, corporate executive chef; Evan Cruz from Roy’s in LaJolla, California; and Loren Watada, corporate sushi chef." [EaterWire]