Looks like Washington, D.C.’s Westend Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton isn’t the only partnership that Eric Ripert is bringing to an end. The Le Bernardin chef announced today that he’s also bidding adieu to 10 Arts, the restaurant he opened at Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton back in 2008, and where his ambitious blonde protégé and Top Chef alum Jen Carroll’s career began its skyward trajectory. According to the Insider, Ripert cites the same reasons he gave for his abrupt D.C. departure for his exit from Philly: Le Bernardin, and a mysterious project related to it. [Insider; Earlier]
So long, and thanks for all the fish!