The answer to the hottest restaurant question in town: Walter Abrams.
The former French Laundry sous chef (six years) is winging his way east to Le Bec-Fin, where he will become executive chef for new owner Nicolas Fanucci, the Napa landmark's former general manager.
This is a package deal, as Abrams' girlfriend, former French Laundry pastry chef Jennifer Smith, will become LBF's exec pastry chef.
The South Florida-born, Colombia-reared Abrams left the San Francisco hot spot Spruce this week after a year as chef de cuisine. "He told me, 'I want to be a part of Le Bec-Fin,' " Fanucci said.