Thursday, February 11, 2016

New chef at Fork

He's Eli Kulp, last in NYC.

New chef at Fork

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Fork in Old City has imported Eli Kulp - chef de cuisine at Torrisi Italian Specialties in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood - as its executive chef, starting in mid-September.

Kulp replaces Terence Feury, who is going the chef-owner route as a partner in the soon-to-open Tavro 13 in Swedesboro.

Fork owners Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella say Kulp's new menu will begin in October. It will change constantly to reflect seasonality and availability of products.

At the 25-seat Torrisi, Kulp puts out $65 four-course and $150 20-course tasting menus that change nightly. And the name is not quite accurate. Although it started Italian, its fare is an American hodgepodge. (See this New York Times piece from last year.)

Before working at Torrisi, the Culinary Institute of America grad banged pots at Casa Lever, La Fonda del Sol, and Del Posto.

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