It's a big day for low level chef shuffles. Chris Cipollone is leaving Tenpenny, and now a tipster reveals and reps confirm that Ed Cotton is out at Plein Sud, Frederick LeSort's one and a half year-old French restaurant in the Smyth Hotel in Tribeca. Cotton was a Top Chef contestant that almost won his season yet he never gained true critical acclaim for his work at the restaurant.
According to reps, the Smyth Hotel split was an amicable one, and they have yet to announce a replacement. Cotton hopes to open his own Italian-inspired, French-influenced restaurant called Alfonsina sometime in the near future. Before the move over to Plein Sud, Cotton worked for a spell at Veritas.
· All Coverage of Ed Cotton [~ENY~]
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