Omnivore - Joel to remain open ... probably
I just spoke to someone over at Green Olive Media, Joel's PR firm, who said that the plan is for Joel to remain open after Joel Antunes moves to New York. The restaurant's chef de cuisine, Cyrille Holota, will likely run the kitchen once Antunes relocates for his new position at the Oak Room in the Plaza Hotel.
While the main draw of Joel is, um ... Joel, the restaurant is familiar with operating without the presence of the man himself. Antunes traveled frequently during the past few years while the restaurant was open.