5 Ninth celebrated its third anniversary with an invite-only party last night (the mermaid lady? INVITED), but said party was to bury the lede. Kate Krader, via Mouthing Off, reported before she headed to the party:
Zak Pelaccio is, as of right now, no longer the chef of 5 Ninth (apparently, he's making a guest appearance at the party—maybe one of the magicians will conjure him up). He says he's moving on to pursue other endeavors.In the words of one insider we spoke to this morning, "Can we all agree now what a joke that place is?" Yes, sir. We can.
· FW Scoop: Chef Shake-up at NYC's 5 Ninth [Mouthing Off]