Michelin-starred Chef Overseeing Two Kitchens: 1 in Westchester, 1 in Manhattan

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Looks like the chef at Monteverde at Oldestone Manor is going to be a busy guy this fall. Neil Ferguson, the original chef de cuisine at Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC, will be doing double duty as chef at Monteverde at Oldestone in Cortlandt Manor, and the soon-to-be-opened Allen & Delancey on the Lower East Side. (Both restaurants are owned by the same man, Richard H. Friedberg.)

According to a press release, “the modern American menu is casual yet sophisticated and belies the complex construction of flavors and textures that are telling of his extensive Michelin training.” (Fergusn cooked at L’Arpege in Paris and L’Esperance in Burgundy.) The restaurant itself will be oufitted in natural materials (exposed brick, walnut paneling) and have a 12-seat bar with a window out to Allen Street and a 70-seat dining room with a 12-foot communal talbe.

Allen & Delancey (15 Allen Street, Manhattan) is set to open in September.

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