Ashley Merriman Leaves Alex Guarnaschelli for the Waverly Inn

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Wave good-bye. Photo: Courtesy of Bravo

We knew that the Waverly Inn's executive chef Eric Korsh was leaving to develop Calliope, and now his replacement at the who's-who (in 2009) restaurant has been revealed to be the understated-chic Ashley Merriman. Besides being an extremely cool ex-cheftestant on Top Chef, Merriman is also known for her work under Alex Guarnaschelli at Butter and the Darby where food comes second to scene. [Eater NY]