I had dinner at Barbette last night for the first time and our server said they had a new chef. It appears Landon Schoenfeld aka "Colonel Mustard" is out. I was told his replacement comes from Spoonriver/Cafe Brenda and had also been at Levain v. 1.0.
The food we had was all classically prepared and great:
Cheese Fondue and half a dozen oysters. Wonderful braised shortribs and Steak au Poive with haricot verts. A fine panna cotta.
I also sampled the Alexis Bailley port which was really tasty.
I have no reference point to say whether the there has been a change of quality but my wife and I both thought we will make a point of trying to go back.
Anyone hear where Schoendfeld has landed? or who his replacement is?