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Splendido announces its new chef de cuisine: Tom McHugh

Back in May, we told you about Patrick Kriss’s decision to leave his chef de cuisine gig at Splendido (where, in addition to running the busy kitchen, he oversaw our writer’s 12-hour stage) to take over the kitchen at Acadia following Matt Blondin’s departure to work at David Chang’s upcoming Momofuku restaurants. Now, over at, Corey Mintz is reporting that Splendido has officially named Kriss’s replacement: Tom McHugh, most recently the sous-chef at the Trump Tower’s Stock, and previously sous-chef at Nota Bene, which, of course, was launched in 2009 by three former co-owners of Splendido. Round, round, round they go. [Eat]