The move from Montauk—where Blutstein formerly worked at East by Northeast—will bring together the chef and Almond’s own Jason Weiner, forming a chef-superband of sorts that the entire East End will surely support and celebrate.
“This is a guy who shares our commitment to localism, old school technique, and ethnic/street food/peasant cuisine,” says Jason Weiner, speaking of Blutstein. “He’s also a friend. Super psyched to have him on our crew. Our restaurant just got a hell of a lot better!”
If Weiner and Blutstein’s collaboration on March 1, 2017—Almond’s 1st Annual Whole Animal/Cured, Pickled, Fermented and Preserved Things Beer Dinner—is any indication of things to come, the always and already-special Almond Restaurant is, in fact, about to become even more so.
As Blutstein frequently notes on Instagram: Food is bond—and now, effective April 1, two of the East End’s best chefs are formally bonded.