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Feb 19, 2012 05:55 PM

Is Eli Kaimeh leaving Per Se?

According to this article, the talented chef de cuisine might be moving to Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia.

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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    1. re: Riverman500

      I met Breeden briefly during my last meal there. He conceptualized and then created the best soft-shell crab dish that I have ever had (part of an extended tasting), then (in the most friendly and justifiable way possible) made clear that I knew he was from TN (I am from baltimore). If he makes food like that at Le Bec Fin, I will go out of my way to check it out.

      1. re: nmprisons

        He always smiles, and yes, he creates some awsome dishes for extended menu indeed!
        If the rumour is true, I will certainly miss him!

        1. re: kosmose7

          Nice pics! I'm a bit jealous since I didn't get to meet Kaimeh or Breeden during my kitchen tour,

          1. re: Riverman500

            Try to stay a bit longer in the kitchen. You will eventually run into them! LOL

    2. False alarm. Walter Abrams and Jennifer Smith, both French Laundry alums, will be the new chef and pastry chef at Le Bec Fin. Kaimeh and Breeden will remain at Per Se.