Chef Jamie Lauren's Last Day at Absinthe is Saturday

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Photo by Katina Papson.

Chef Jamie Lauren’s last day at ~ABSINTHE BRASSERIE & BAR~ is this Saturday June 26th. They have not yet hired a new executive chef, so the Absinthe kitchen team will continue to run the show until a hire is made (last I heard, the executive chef will also be overseeing Boxing Room, the name of the sister project that will be opening in the former Citizen Cake space). Meanwhile, Jamie is off to LA; she was mentioned in this recent LA Times article about a test kitchen space, where she cooked for dinner guests Steve Levine (Wilshire restaurant owner) and Richard Drapkin (Grace).