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Ex-Pearl chef bound for NYC

Ari Weiswasser, who opened Pearl, has a big job in TriBeCa.

Ex-Pearl chef bound for NYC

Chef Ari Weiswasser (right) with Pearl co-owner Scott Stein last summer. (Ed Hille / INQUIRER)
Chef Ari Weiswasser (right) with Pearl co-owner Scott Stein last summer. (Ed Hille / INQUIRER) Ed Hille / INQUIRER

Ari Weiswasser, who endured the drama that was Pearl, is relocating to NYC to become exec sous chef at Corton in TriBeCa. He'll be #2 in the kitchen at the restaurant owned by Drew Nieporent and chef Paul Liebrandt.

Before helping to open Pearl -- which is now a Japanese gastropub called Akaya, with a nightclub upstairs called Pearl -- the Gladwyne-raised Weiswasser, 29, was chef at the late Striped Bass. He previously cooked at Le Bec-Fin and at NYC's Picholine and Daniel.

In an e-mail, Weiswasser thanked Philly for the warm reception.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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