Another ‘Top Chef’ Contestant I.D.’d; $2,500 Shot at the Rose Room

Want a shot of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum cognac? Just head over to the Rose Room at the Plaza and it’ll only cost you $2,500. (Although if it’s happy hour maybe you’ll get the next one free.) [NYDN]

Another Top Chef contestant for season five has been I.D.’d: This one is Jill Snyder of Red Maple restaurant in Baltimore. [Inside Charm City]

Just when you thought light manufacturing was finally dead in Brooklyn, it reappears via artisanal dilettantes taking a stab at gourmet greatness. [TONY]

New York Wine and Food Festival honcho Lee Schrager is confident that even the most jaded and effete New Yorkers will embrace his festival the way the locals did in South Beach. [TONY]

The former Tasca space will not be Sheridan Square’s private dining room, as per the previous plan; instead it’ll be a wine bar in September, with food by the restaurant and wine by Sterling Roig. [Zagat Buzz]

The locavore movement is now hitting school lunchrooms. [WSJ]

Another ‘Top Chef’ Contestant I.D.’d; $2,500 Shot at the Rose