TRIBECA— Starting today, Chef David Lee, a former sous chef at The Modern's Bar Room, is taking over as executive chef of Drew Nieporent's Mai House. The Tribeca restaurant has been without an executive chef since May, when Top Chef's Spike Mendelsohn left and Top Chef's Lisa Fernandes stepped in to help out." Reached by phone this morning, Lee tells us he plans on making some serious menu changes and wants to get the restaurant back on track: "Over the last few months the restaurant hasn't been very stable, so we want to focus on consistency," he says. Lee plans on gradually changing the menu, item by item over the next few weeks and says we can expect half of the items to be new or revised by November.
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