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The Scoop: Joshua Whigham takes over at the Bazaar

September 18, 2009 | 11:40 pm

Jose andres olives

According to the SLS Hotel's Twitter feed, a replacement has been found for Top Chef's Michael Voltaggio, who helped open the four-star restaurant the Bazaar last winter. Voltaggio ducked out in April, making way for another studly young chef to take a turn in this bazaar corner of the city. 

Joshua Whigham, the newly appointed chef de cuisine, has worked at a few of Jose Andres' other restaurants, including Cafe Atlantico and Zaytinya. The D.C. chef most recently cooked at Hook.

Jose Andres will be heading into town next week, perhaps to give a round of training. No doubt it's a good time to snatch a ressie -- the man puts on one heck of a show.

-- Krista Simmons

Photo: Jose Andres' molecular olives and cherries. Credit: Shane Redsar