Roger Llanes No Longer in the Sons of Essex Kitchen
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Sons of Essex can’t stop the hemorrhaging in the wake of infighting between former partners Matt Levine and Michael Shah. The image of the hangout has drastically changed since inception at 131 Essex Street, not to mention the recent chef shuffles. And about that…
A Boogie tipster informs us that executive chef replacement Roger Llanes (BLT Prime, Eleven Madison Park) is gone after only two months on the job (no word on whether he quit or was fired). Llane had been hired in June to take over duties from Seth Levine who himself ditched the nightspot for Hotel Chantelle. Apparently the newest dude in the kitchen – Chris Coleman – hails from Upper East Side eatery Petaluma (also a Shah property).