Earlier today, Taan chef Jonathan Bisagni tweeted from the restaurant’s account that the ramen shop was closing indefinitely. He then told Y&H that owner Ahmed Ouihman fired him this morning and planned to replace Taan with a new concept.
But according to Ouihman, the only part of that story that’s true is that he fired Bisagni. Ouihman says Taan will be open as usual tomorrow and that sous chef Michael Than is taking over the kitchen. He says he never told Bisagni that the restaurant was closing or changing concepts. Ouihman previously ran Marrakech Lounge at the same address.
Bisagni is sticking to his story, saying Ouihman “definitely” told him that Taan was finished. “I’m sorry that I called you and gave you false information, I’m learning all this from you,” he told Y&H.
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