Replacing Ryan Studebaker at Solace & The Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas is Steve Molina, who took over the reins at Rancho Santa Fe's Delicias from chef Paul McCabe last year.
Solace's chef/owner Matt Gordon (Sea & Smoke, Urban Solace) says that once Molina's comfortable in the kitchen, they'll work in collaboration with their sous chefs on new menu items.
Molina tells Eater that the consistency of Gordon's restaurants is what attracted him to the gig; he heads to Solace's kitchen on December 11.
· Solace & The Moonlight Lounge [Official Site]
· All Chef Shuffles on Eater [~ESD~]