Michelin-starred chef Eric McCarthy is out at Paisley

The chef Eric McCarthy, who was to helm Paisley in the former Dylan Prime space at 429 Greenwich has left the yet-to-open restaurant. He wrote directly, saying a disagreement with his investors means he is no longer associated with the restaurant in any way. All this time I thought we should be blaming ConEd for the delays (and indeed we still may) but the problems ran deeper than that.

McCarthy is originally from Goa and trained there at the Institute of Hotel Management before jumping on a Carnival Cruise Lines as a sous chef. When the ship dropped him in New York in 2002, he opened Brick Lane on 6th Street and got a great review from the Times in 2002. He then went on to Sapphire in Columbus Circle and then Tulsi, where his work there earned the restaurant a Michelin star. His last gig before starting Paisley was as the executive chef at Tamarind.

The restaurant already had its liquor license and was to have 72 seats, with 12 at the bar. This is really a shame.