Chef Changes at Café des Amis and Balboa Cafe Mill Valley


Exterior photo from the now-closed Café des Amis (photo via Facebook).

More changes in the kitchen at ~CAFÉ DES AMIS~ in Cow Hollow: Bacchus Management Group has brought in chef Mark Sullivan (chef-partner of Spruce and The Village Pub) to overhaul the menu, while partner Gordon Drysdale is now overseeing the company’s Pizza Antica restaurants. Sullivan expects the menu to really reflect substantial changes in October. There’s also a new GM, Joseph Hechmi (Claremont Hotel Club & Spa and SRO, Inc. restaurant group).

Up in MIL(F) Valley, the PlumpJack Group has appointed Rick Edge as executive chef of ~BALBOA CAFE MILL VALLEY~ (with a name like that, God forbid he ever has a dull knife). His background includes Pacific’s Edge restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Club XIX at The Lodge at Pebble Beach, PlumpJack Cafe San Francisco, and PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn—Edge is rejoining the group following a brief hiatus. 38 Miller Ave. at Sunnyside, Mill Valley, 415-381-7321.