Blenheim Loses Chef Justin Hilbert and Temporarily Closes

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That was fast. Photo: Gwynnett St.

That was certainly faster than the season for the peas the restaurant was serving in a seaweed and fennel broth: Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye's West Village restaurant Blenheim, which opened one month ago, has temporarily closed for a retooling following the departure of its chef, the modernist-leaning Justin Hilbert. "Due to irreconcilable differences, the Blenheim team has parted ways with Chef Justin Hilbert, and wishes him the best in his next endeavor," the team wrote in a statement sent to Eater. [Eater NY, Related]