Multiple well placed industry sources reveal that Shea Gallante, the talented Cru and Bouley alum that was last seen working on a restaurant opening in Westchester, is considering signing on at the recently closed Beppe space on East 22nd St.
The restaurant is being taken over by Stratis Morfogen of Philippe, who will reopen the space as Ciano this September. Reps won't confirm the rumor but their fall preview press release announcing the opening notes that "A very exciting chef announcement will be made soon!" Did one of the biggest free agent chefs on the market right now finally find a home back in the city?
· The Shutter: Beppe [~ENY~]
· All Shea Gallante Coverage [~ENY~]