Why All This Mystery In the Chef Shuffling at Le Bec Fin and Square Peg?

Abrams out.
Abrams out.

As we approach the one year mark of Georges Perrier’s fateful announcement that he was pulling the plug on Le Bec Fin, the once grand dame of Walnut Street’s erstwhile restaurant row is back making headlines with the AP today talking reboots, the challenges of them, and whether those big changes can turn things back around. Oddly enough, what’s not discussed is the recent departure of Chef Walter Abrams, nor is his replacement, former LBF sous Steven Eckerd. In other mysterious chef-shuffling news, Matt Zagorski has left Hickory Lane.

Zagorski, who held down the kitchen at the Fairmount Ave. restaurant since it opened last summer, left to pursue an opportunity with GuestCounts, the company that owns Cuba Libre, Brulee Catering, and Square Peg. But contrary to what seems obvious for this addition to the company’s roster, Foobooz reports that the chef is not in line to replace Matt Levin.

Year Into Reboot, Philadelphia’s Le Bec Fin Adjusting [AP]
Another One Bites The Dust: Matt Zagorski Out At Hickory Lane [Foobooz]