Seth Levine Becomes Head Chef at Hotel Chantelle; New Menu Debuts
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Seth Levine has had a busy few months here on the Lower East Side. In April, the chef left Sons of Essex just before the management situation there imploded (infighting between co-owners Matt Levine and Michael Shah). His focus then shifted to the nascent Munchie’s Joint near the corner of Stanton and Allen Street. Now comes word that Levine is heading up the kitchen at the nearly-three-year-old Hotel Chantelle on Ludlow.
Word trickled down the pike that Levine is bringing a new “French inspired” menu to the neighborhood hotspot. The updated offerings debuted last night; brunch begins next weekend. Diners can scarf items such as Croque Monsieur Spring Rolls, Truffle Grilled Cheese, French Dip Dumplings, and Waffle Crusted Fried Chicken (crowned with maple syrup cotton candy).
As a sidenote, Levine is also taking over kitchen duties at Penthouse808 (Ravel Hotel) in Long Island City.