Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Did You Hear?

Tom Sietsema reported in last week’s Dish column that Chef Brendan Cox (at right) of West End’s Circle Bistro is packing up his knives and heading over to DC Coast, chef-turned-restaurateur Jeff Tunks’ flagship restaurant on K Street. (Tunks' restaurant group, Passion Food, is also the force behind TenPenh, Ceiba, and Acadiana).

While I’m not a big fan of the space or the service at CB, I am a big fan of Cox’s focus on pristine, locally sourced ingredients and his simple and elegant preparations. Here’s hoping the chef can breathe some new life into a restaurant group whose quality has, at least in my opinion, been steadily declining over the last few years.

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