Nicole Kaplan Sauntering Into Kitchen at Del Posto

Kaplan: Hypnotized into taking the job?Photo courtesy Nicole Kaplan
When last we heard from Nicole Kaplan, the well-respected pastry chef was just about to quit her post at Eleven Madison Park. Turns out she has been hired at Del Posto, a place already well known for its desserts — like the rum-and-chocolate pairing we highlighted in yesterday’s installment of the Annotated Dish. “We’re excited to have Nicole take our dessert program to an even higher level,” Joe Bastianich tells us. “We think she’s a really exciting chef.” Kaplan, who can take credit, among other things, for the Shake Shack’s world-class frozen custard, started work Monday night.

Earlier: Nicole Kaplan Ditching Eleven Madison Park [Grub Street]