Benno Leaving Per Se?

Photo: Patrick McMullan

An interesting “prediction” from Gastrodamus that would be huge if true, especially in light of the perilous state of fine dining: “Jonathan Benno, Per Se’s saturnine chef, will bring the skills and intellect that brought Per Se three michelin stars to his own restaurant. Yes, Thomas Keller’s alter ego is finally leaving the nest, and a great blow it is bound to be to Per Se … My dream-vision for Benno involves a restaurant of his own opening in January.” [Feedbag]