Wayne Nish Leaves Simon Oren’s Pavilion in Union Square

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Nish out. Photo: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg News

In a one-sentence note practically tacked to the bottom of the column, "Off the Menu" reports today that the chef Wayne Nish has "resigned" from restaurateur Simon Oren's long-delayed Union Square Pavilion project, which is scheduled to open next month. Nish, whose work at Sutton Place restaurant March (later Nish) distinguished him as one of the city's most forward-thinking chefs, left New York for Singapore in 2009. There's no word yet on his next move. [NYT, Related]