Today in minor chef shuffling news, West Village stalwart, tourist favorite, and Valentine's Day hotspot One if by Land, Two if by Sea, has lost chef Sam Freund to Denver. The move comes a a year and a half after the restaurant's last talent, Craig Hopson jumped ship for Le Cirque. Hopson himself had only been at One if By Land for a little over a year.
The new executive chef, Andrew Matthews, comes from Australia by way of Gramercy Tavern, Boqueria, and Town. He has been working at One if By Land for over a year now, so don't expect a huge transformation in the menu. Let's see if he can stay a whole two years.
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