In February, Tracy Borkum announced she'd be rebooting her nearly two decades old Kensington Grill; the restaurant closed on March 30 and is currently undergoing a mostly cosmetic redesign.
Now, Eater has the latest scoop on what's to come when the restaurant reopens. Kensington Grill will henceforth be known as FISH PUBLIC. Though the menu is still under development, it will definitely be seafood-focused.
Helping FISH PUBLIC take shape is its newly appointed executive chef, Jordan Davis, who replaces departing chef J.C. Colón.
Davis, a SoCal native and California Culinary Academy grad, spent six years as sous chef at Nancy Oakes' venerated Boulevard in San Francisco. Since then, he's worked as chef de cuisine at Atlanta's Woodfire Grill under Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie and in 2011, cooked for a time at Los Angeles' Animal Restaurant, founded by chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.
In addition to the FISH PUBLIC revamp, owner Borkum is concurrently working on the build-out of her new North County restaurant, Cucina Enoteca, in the Flower Hill Promenade.
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