Several tipsters have written in with news that Pigalle's Marc Orfaly is now in the kitchen at The Beehive, and a rep for the restaurant has confirmed that this is true. Meanwhile, The Beehive's executive chef Rebecca Newell has moved over to new sister restaurant Beat Hotel, according to a press release.
Orfaly closed Pigalle earlier in the year and intended to reopen it under a different name and with a more casual concept ("American-inspired tavern fare"), but there has been no recent news on the fate of that project. It is unclear at this point whether Orfaly is stepping into Newell's role in a permanent capacity or whether he is playing a different role at The Beehive. Also unknown: whether his world-famous pumpkin pie will make an appearance for Thanksgiving. Got intel? You know what to do.
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