Filling the well-respected shoes of Christian Graves, Jsix's longtime executive chef who has taken his talents to Denver, Colorado is Anthony Sinsay, who officially starts his tenure at the East Village restaurant in the Hotel Solamar tomorrow. The San Diego native has cooked in high profile kitchens in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and has been the lead chef of several local restaurant projects; most recently, he launched the island-inspired Duke's La Jolla.
Sinsay came to Eater to share his plan for the restaurant, where he intends to carry on the seasonal sensibilities established by Graves and honor his legacy at Jsix, which includes the charcuterie program, dedication to scratch-made ingredients and loyalty to local purveyors. But expect the menu to evolve to showcase Sinsay's own culinary makeup; the chef said he will be bringing some of his most personal food to the menu, which could range from raw dishes to plates that highlight his Filipino heritage.
As he gears up to steer the restaurant through a busy Comic-Con, the chef says that he's looking forward to working with a progressive company like the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants brand, who are giving him the freedom to put his own stamp on Jsix. Sinsay tells us that the next few months will usher in "long impactful change" to the food program.