CLARIFICATION: Chef Sinsay sent this in an email that I received after I posted: ” I was never let go from enlightened hospitality. I left on my own accord on good terms. I was offered the opportunity to stay on as exec chef of Searsucker but explored opportunities elsewhere.” Also, Sinsay will be chef de cuisine under executive chef Brian Malarkey.
In the ever changing world of who’s cooking where, chef Anthony Sinsay will likely take his knives to Los Angeles. Sinsay lost his job at Brian Malarkey’s Burlap just a few months ago when Malarkey unceremoniously closed the restaurant and reopened it in July as Searsucker. (Staff had to reapply for their job with the new restaurant.) Within weeks Sinsay became chef a La Villa in Little Italy, replacing Chris O’Donnell.
Now Sinsay is back with the guy (and the company Enlightened Hospitality Group) who let him go, and we hear he will be executive chef at what could be Herringbone, Malarkey’s next venture at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter talked with Malarkey as noted by Eater San Diego about the restaurant that will replace Asia de Cuba. If this is where Sinsay lands, it should be an interesting ride for him as the restaurant also serves breakfast and lunch along with dinner and room service.
Note that I reached out to Enlightened Hospitality Group’s public relations firm for comment and have not heard back from them.