Karen Demasco Leaves Locanda Verde

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Another pastry-chef shuffle: The Times reports that Karen Demasco is leaving Locanda Verde this week, and she'll be replaced by Nancy Tran. Demasco's been the force behind Locanda's stellar sweets since 2009 and that includes the marvelous marble counter of cakes, sticky buns, and blueberry polenta muffins. [NYT]