Jonathan Benno Will Leave Per Se for Lincoln Center Project

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Diners Journal has confirmed earlier rumors about Jonathan Bennos departure from Per Se Benno will leave in January to be executive chef of a still-unnamed restaurant that the Patina Group (operators of the Sea Grill, Rock Center Caf, Brasserie, La Fonda del Sol, and others) plans to open in the Lincoln Center plaza a year from now. He tells Diners Journal that the restaurant will be set up la Gramercy Tavern, with a caf and dining room. Per Ses sous-chef, Eli Kaimeh, will now become chef de cuisine.

Jonathan Benno Leaving Per Se For New Lincoln Center Restaurant [NYT/Diners Journal]