Chef Shuffles: Craig Hopson and Frank Roberts Both Ditch Beautique

Eater New York

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[Beautique by Krieger]

Chef Craig Hopson has left his position as executive chef of Beautique, the swanky restaurant he opened just five months ago with Frank Roberts of the Rose Bar. The Post reports that the former Le Cirque chef departed a few weeks ago, and hears that Roberts followed him more recently, apparently because of "creative differences" with the other partners. Beautique is first and foremost a magnet for the rich and famous, but Hopson's food was mostly well-received. No word yet on where either he or Roberts will head next.
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