Pastry Scoop

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Cutlets reports that Nicole Kaplan has been let go by the Plaza as a cost-cutting measure, and, further to our intel, he brings us the name of the bar (PDT, on Sunday nights) where her fellow pastry toque, Johnny Iuzzini, is in training for a cocktail project with an unnamed partner (Dave Arnold of the French Culinary Institute, it seems). [Feedbag]