April Bloomfield is no longer part of Breslin, her only restaurant in New York
While the Breslin at the Ace Hotel in Nomad quietly reopened as the Breslin Burger Chef and co-owner April Bloomfield last month severed ties with her only remaining New York restaurant in January, a spokesperson for the restaurant confirmed to Eater.
Ryan Jordan, the executive chef of the newly opened and more casual Breslin Burger, had worked alongside Bloomfield at the Breslin and John Dory, the hotel’s closed seafood restaurant. For much of the past year, the Breslin has remained closed due to the ongoing pandemic. Bloomfield decided to leave the restaurant earlier this year, before renaming himself “to have fun and serve good food and drink,” according to the spokesperson. The only remaining trace of Bloomfield’s tenure on the new menu is the signature lamb burger.
Just weeks before the pandemic stopped in mid-March 2020, Bloomfield led a dinner series at Breslin. the Time described it as the English chef’s first high-profile event since the sexual harassment scandal of Ken Friedman, his former business partner, which led to the closure of the Spotted Pig. This week Bloomfield, who also landed a Chef-in-Residence title last year at the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Connecticut, was announced as the newest “culinary advisor” at Vanderbilt, an opulent mansion that is now a hotel. in Newport, Rhode Island.
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