Balthazar Gets New Toque

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Change has come to Balthazar, and not just in the form of annoying signage: Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Philippe Bertineau, previously of Payard, is the new head chef; however, Keith McNally’s corporate chefs, Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson, will keep their names on the menu. [NRN]