Tiffanee Ellman says Jason Maddy’s departure from Oak yesterday has no effect on plans to open Pakpao Thai in the Design District. Carol told you all about it in early March. Construction is nearly complete and she feels they will open the doors in the “next couple of weeks.” She and husband, Richard, have, once again, teamed up with Plan B and Coeval Studio for the interior finish out. Details on who will be in the kitchen will be released next week. Pakpao Thai is located next door to Oak.
Ellman also reports chef Brian Zenner will not be moving back to Oak. He is staying put in the kitchen at Belly & Trumpet. “We have no plans to move him,” Ellman says. “Belly & Trumpet is his baby. We are moving forward at Oak and plan to stay amazing.”