Momofuku, the New York noodle bar has gained a new sommelier, while DBGB Kitchen and Bar has lost its most precious one, Colin Alevras.
The famous New York chef and sommelier has left Daniel Boulud’s DBGB Kitchen and Bar to now become the new beverage director at the Momofuku Noodle Bar. With 15 years of experience under his belt, the move from one locale to the other came as a surprise to many – especially his followers.
Yet, the folks at DBGB seem to be taking the losing of their sommelier lightly, because of the reputation he helped build for the business.
According to this article, a DBGB representative said that “Colin Alevras did an amazing job establishing the unique beer and wine program.”
Alevras is known for his dedication to the market-fresh food movement, as well as his passion for the wine industry. He began his career as the chef de Partie at Manhattan’s Petrossian restaurant and continued to flow the restaurant circuit throughout the years with his immense talent.
He also worked in Paris and upon his return to the United States, opened the restaurant that made him famous, the original Tasting Room, which he opened with his wife Renee.
Now, he will be gracing the floors of Momofuku Noodle Bar and in case you want to catch a glimpse of the chef and sommelier, he will be moderating a panel discussion on sustainable seafood on March 13, at the 92nd Street Y.