Larry Forgione in at Monkey Bar

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

Graydon Carter has named Larry Forgione, called by some the “godfather of American cuisine,” supervising executive chef at Monkey Bar. The restaurant’s retro food — from clams casino to lobster Newburg — had been generally panned by critics, and British chef Elliot Ketley is now out. Unemployed chefs, grab your résumés: The big guy isn’t the in-house replacement; he’s looking to hire. [Diner's Journal/NYT]