Nicole Kaplan Sauntering Into Kitchen at Del Posto

Kaplan: Hypnotized into taking the job?Photo courtesy Nicole Kaplan

When last we heard from Nicole Kaplan, the well-respected pastry chef was just about to quit her post at Eleven Madison Park. Turns out she has been hired at Del Posto, a place already well known for its desserts like the rum-and-chocolate pairing we highlighted in yesterdays installment of the Annotated Dish. Were excited to have Nicole take our dessert program to an even higher level, Joe Bastianich tells us. We think shes a really exciting chef. Kaplan, who can take credit, among other things, for the Shake Shacks world-class frozen custard, started work Monday night.

Earlier: Nicole Kaplan Ditching Eleven Madison Park [Grub Street]