The Atlantic Ocean Club opened to great fanfare just over a month ago (January 24) and its companion lounge, Buddha Sky Bar is scheduled to open tonight, March 4th. But already, there is one major change -- no more Chef Jamie DeRosa.
DeRosa's varied influences and culinary-expertise were
driving forces in both of the venues' concepts. He designed Atlantic Ocean Club's menu to feature sustainable
seafood and a farm-to-table approach. Buddha Sky Bar's cuisine was
largely influenced by his travels throughout Asia with plans to
offer Chinese food and sushi. An impressive resume boasts work with Wolfgang Puck
Dining Group, Chef Allen, the Michelin-starred Fat Duck in England, and
of Clean Plate Charlie's interviews with DeRosa).
Despite the significant influence DeRosa had in the direction of the two establishments, a public relations representative of Atlantic Management Group confirmed that DeRosa is no longer the chef. At this time, DeRosa declined to comment.