A bit of New Year's Eve upheaval:
Pierre and Charlotte Calmels of Le Chéri - the French restaurant that opened Nov. 20 in the Art Alliance on Rittenhouse Square - have parted company with chef de cuisine Waldemar "Val" Stryjewski.
Both the Calmelses and Stryjewski - friends for years - have kind things to say about each other.
"It wasn't a good match," Stryjewski, who worked with Pierre Calmels years ago at Le Bec-Fin, told me late Dec. 31. He has worked at a slew of restaurants, most recently a.kitchen.