Zak Pelaccio Opening New Restaurant — in London



Zak Pelaccio: International male.Photo: 5 Ninth Restaurant


We were as surprised as all get-out to hear via Eater that Zak Pelaccio and Jeffrey Chodorow are planning to take Fatty Crab national. So we called Pelaccio: "It's simply inaccurate," the chef tells us. "I don't know where Eater gets their info, but it's not from me nor any of my business partners." Fine we Web types sometimes get the wrong information. But then, Pelaccio delivered a real bit of news: He'll be taking over Alain Ducasse's Spoon (owned by Jeffrey Chodorow) in the Sanderson Hotel in London and launching a Malaysian restaurant as consulting chef. "But that has nothing to do with Fatty Crab or even America," he adds. But it has everything to do with a local guy making good.

EaterWire: Ramsay Lands, Drops Two-Hour Time Limit, Boxer's Loses Their Lease, Fatty Crab Goes National! [Eater]