Jeremy Fox Is Joining the Tyler Florence Team

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Last Thursday, while dining at Morimoto, my table was visited at separate times by Tyler Florence, Rob Mondavi, Jr., Michael Mondavi, and chef Jeremy Fox. (For once I didn’t have to tablehop—thanks for coming to me, gents.) I got to taste Tyler’s new and delicious ‘08 cabernet (made by Rob), and a glass of M by Michael Mondavi—but it was Fox’s presence in that group which struck me as the wild card. Well, until the Inside Scoop just broke the news that Jeremy Fox has been named the creative director for the Florence Group. Fox will help open Florence’s Rotisserie & Wine, which is launching in November as part of the Napa Riverfront Development (where you’ll find Morimoto and the newly opened Fish Story from the Lark Creek Restaurant Group). There’s also the upcoming El Paseo in Mill Valley, and don’t be surprised if you see Fox pop in at Wayfare Tavern as well. We’ll have to stand by and see what the two Southern boys cook up.