Chef Simon Dolinky is exchanging one hotel for another, though he's staying within the same zip code. Eater has learned that the former executive chef of the Kimpton Hotels' Saltbox Dining & Drinks within the Hotel Palomar has just joined the W San Diego as the new head of the hotel's signature KELVIN restaurant.
Dolinky cooked at John Besh's August in New Orleans and BLVD 16 Restaurant & Lounge in L.A. before moving to San Diego to open Saltbox in 2011. Today was his first in the Kelvin kitchen, but you can expect the chef to do a complete overhaul of the menu; expect a fresh new line-up to appear by October or November.
· KELVIN at the W San Diego [Official Site]
· All Chef Shuffles on Eater [~ESD~]