I had heard BUSHI-TEI had a new executive chef, and the Scoop confirms it’s Michael Hung, most recently the chef de cuisine at Jardinière. I look forward to seeing what he brings to the menu. 1638 Post St. at Laguna, 415-440-4959.
I also heard that chef de cuisine Walter Abrams has started in the kitchen at ~SPRUCE~; he was most recently a sous chef at The French Laundry.
Over at ~LARKCREEKSTEAK~, Ismael Macias has been promoted to chef, after working with the Lark Creek Restaurant Group for more than 12 years (he started as dishwasher at One Market Restaurant).