It’s been a big week for chef shuffles and restaurant shutters between Barry Koslow’s departure from DGS Delicatessen and the closures of both Serendipity 3 and J&G Steakhouse (as of June 23). One more change in the mix: chef Jakob Esko, the opening chef for the Capella’s Grill Room and Rye Bar, will leave the Georgetown hotel as of July 1. A spokesperson says the toque is moving to Barcelona for personal reasons.
The Swedish chef came to the fine-dining restaurant through the hotel’s sister property in Singapore. A search for his replacement has begun, with no word yet on how the seasonal menu will change under new direction. Stay tuned for updates.