just found out that Seattle chef Earl Hook will take over Tommy Habetz's soon-to-be-vacated spot as executive chef at Meriwether's
, according to Meriwether's general manager Pamela Cook.
Hook is currently wrapping up his gig at Seattle's highly regarded Sicilian restaurant La Medusa
, a spot he's held for the past four years, Cook says. He's also worked at Seattle hot spots Cafe Juanita and Brasa. Hook is looking forward to working at Meriwether's, Cook says, because of the farm-to-table relationship the restaurant has with its five-acre Skyline Farm
, run by Habetz's brother-in-law, chef turned farmer Spence Lack.
contacted Chef Habetz for comment, but he's keeping mum about his future projects for now. Cook says Hook should arrive by the first week of July.
Photo courtesy of lamedusarestaurant.com.