Philippe Scores a Pastry Chef From Payard

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Adam Platt had to agree with Toby Young that desserts at upscale Asian restaurants are usually best skipped indeed he didnt even mention the final course when he gave Philippe a no-star review. Maybe thatll change now that the Mr. Chow knockoff has hired former Payard pastry chef Chris Wise. Were told the newcomer will keep some of former chef Keith Freimans more popular creations, like the Asian Pear Pound Cake, and Freiman himself is staying onboard at Philippe Miami. But expect menu changes shortly.