Pierre Rougey (Emerson’s) nabbed the chef position at Prandial, which plans to open in the old Justin’s space during the second week of June. Dale Schnell (Setai New York) has been named executive chef at KTCHN. Dustin Taylor (Daniel) is in charge of the menu at the French bistro Chez Moi, which just said “bonjour” to its first guests. Brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Restaurants) debuted Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya. The German-Austrian Doma Café has reopened in a new location as Doma Na Rohu. Granduca di Sicilia, Blue Café by Tavalon, the Middle Eastern restaurant Mahzen Grill, pan-Asian Singapura, a second location of Dizzy’s diner, and a new Le Pain Quotidien location all opened.
Kate’s Joint has closed and Lakeside Lounge will shutter at the end of the month.
Photo of Bruce and Eric Brombert, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya.