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Jennifer Nguyen Is the New Chef at Kimpton's Zentan

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There are some changes coming to Zentan, the restaurant in the Donovan House that Kimpton Hotels took over about a year ago. Celebrity chef Susur Lee, who designed the original menu for the Asian restaurant, is parting ways with the hotel at the end of the month. Meanwhile, Jennifer Nguyen will serve as the restaurant's new chef. From a press release:

Chef Nguyen joins the Zentan team with more than 10 years of experience from top kitchens in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Las Vegas, having worked in award-winning restaurants including Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Morimoto and Thomas Keller's Bouchon...Nguyen brings unique culinary skills from her experience at an array of Asian restaurants, specifically in Japanese kitchens all over the country.

Nguyen's new menu will debut at the restaurant, overseen by Kimpton's Danny Bortnick, in May. She'll maintain Zentan's Japanese influence and emphasis on sushi, while adding some Thai touches as well.
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