Fedora Gets Chef From Au Pied de Cochon

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

According to Florence Fabricant, Gabriel Stulman has hired Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly to helm the kitchen at the new Fedora. Like Hugue Dufour of M. Wells, he’s a graduate of Montreal’s porky favorite, Au Pied de Cochon. Meanwhile, Stulman opened Jeffrey’s Grocery a couple of days ago and took Metromix on a tour of the inventory. Never mind the food, which we’ve already told you about — the uniforms are sourced from Levi’s, Gitmman Brothers in Pennsylvania, Hillside out of Brooklyn, Kenton Sorenson Leather Products out of Madison, and Stanley & Sons out of Brooklyn. Says Stulman: “We are reppin’ New York as much as we can. We’re reppin’ the United States as much as we can in product, beer, wine, cheese, clothing.”

Montreal Chef Is Coming to Fedora [NYT/Diner’s Journal]
Menu Meaning: Jeffrey’s Grocery [Metromix]