Nick Curtin, whose cooking at Rosette has been drawing diners to Chinatown's bustling East Broadway corridor for the last eight months, has left the restaurant and will move to Denmark. Curtin has been named executive chef at Almanak, which is part of Noma co-founder Claus Meyer's massive restaurant and bar complex in Copenhagen. His replacement at Rosette is Carl Kristian Frederiksen, formerly of Tribeca restaurant Aamanns-Copenhagen.
At Rosette, Curtin drew praise for his refined cooking as well as his standout, cheffed-up hamburger. "Frederiksen understands techniques and flavors that will allow him to build on the foundation that Curtin set for Rosette," notes a press release; he'll make his official debut tonight with an eight-course, $85 menu devised with Marcus Jernmark, who left Aquavit earlier this summer.