Seth Levine Talks About New Role at Hotel Chantelle

Seth Levine. Photo supplied by Hotel Chantelle.

Seth Levine. Photo supplied by Hotel Chantelle.

Last week, the Lower East Side club, Hotel Chantelle, announced it hired Seth Levine as executive chef, just a couple of months after he left Sons of Essex amidst a dramatic management shakeup.  The other day we caught up with Levine, who’s juggling a bunch of other projects, including the Munchies Joint on Stanton Street.

The former reality show contestant (“Hell’s Kitchen”) says he’s moved on from the Sons of Essex experience, continues to have good relations with some of the investors and wishes them “the best of luck.”   Levine said “it would be a shame to lose some of the menu items” he created there, especially dishes like the truffle grilled cheese.  He’s now integrating some of those popular items into the menus at Hotel Chantelle and other restaurants in his portfolio.