Feast hears that John DeLucie has been asked to take a leave of absence from the Waverly Inn (the restaurant that earned him a book deal) while he focuses on opening his new joint, the Lion. It’s uncertain how long the “temporary” leave will last, but long enough that management is said to be hiring a sub. Ever want to roast carrots for Karl Lagerfeld? Now’s your chance.
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