Lindsay Autry Won’t Be Firefly’s New Chef After All

The "Top Chef" finalist leaves before she begins.
Photo by South Moon Photography/Alissa Dragun.

News came last month that Top Chef‘s Lindsay Autry, a finalist on season nine, was taking over the kitchen at Dupont’s Firefly. Now plans have changed, even before the chef really started at the restaurant.

A representative says Autry got engaged over the weekend to longtime boyfriend and Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival founder David Sabin. The two will remain in Florida. A new leader has yet to be selected to replace Todd Wiss, who’s headed to other locations within the Kimpton Hotel restaurant group. Stay tuned for more details.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.