From Lori Midson of Denver Westworld: Beginning Thursday, October 1, Hosea Rosenberg -- Bravo's Top Chef: New York conquistador and Jax-Boulder exec chef -- is launching www.whereishosea.com, to more or less announce his five-month sabbatical from the house of aquatics that made him famous.
The new site, explains Bryce Clark, marketing director for Big Red
F, the Dave Query restaurant group that owns Jax, "will be a
combination of a blog that Hosea will write himself, Twitter and
Facebook feeds, recipes, travel guides and pictures and videos of his
Late last week, Leah Cohen, the contestant on Top Chef: New York
best known for swapping spit with Rosenberg in a PG-rated sex scene
while filming the show (they've since denied a relationship), suddenly
upped and vacated her exec chef position at New York's Centro Vinoteca
to "continue her culinary education by studying in Southeast Asia and
Spain." Her departure, coincidentally, comes at the exact same time
that Rosenberg plans to "travel all over the United States and to South
America," which he'll be doing in between "attending the Latin Food and
Wine Festival in Florida, cooking at a James Beard dinner in Wisconsin
and touring Louisiana for the best food and drink," says Clark.
All of which leaves us to wonder where Rosenberg and Cohen will hook up in between their worldly jaunts.
Nah, not really.
Far more important is who'll be cooking in the kitchen that
Rosenberg is leaving behind. And that person, says Clark, is none other
than Sheila Lucero, the exec chef at Jax-Denver,
1539 17th Street. "Sheila and Hosea have been collaborating for some
time now, taking both of their strengths and and infusing them into the
menu at Jax Boulder. The current menu in Boulder is actually a
bi-product of both of them," notes Clark.
Lucero will put in equal time at both kitchens, while Rosenberg will
"still be in the kitchen as much as possible, popping in for special
dinners and jumping on the line while he's in town," Clark promises.