Sarah Kirnon Has Left Hibiscus


Kirnon’s famed fried chicken while at Hibiscus. Photo: ©

Last week, a tipster alerted me that chef Sarah Kirnon had left the restaurant ~HIBISCUS~ in Oakland. After calling her up, she didn’t want to talk about it at that moment, but now that the cat’s out of the bag, well, it’s out of the bag. In a text, she did mention she is going to do a pop-up at Bar Tartine on Monday February 13th, and is going to be working with the Starline Ballroom in Oakland on some projects. She also mentioned she’s helping a friend launch a sandwich shop in South San Francisco in late February.

Hibiscus contacted the Scoop with this information: they are launching a new menu on Thursday, a “revised comfortable and family friendly menu.” No word on who the new chef is.