Sensing’s Chef Tells Food & Wine That Boston’s “Welcoming, Phenomenal” … But Doesn’t Mention That He’s Leaving

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Sensing Chef Gerard Barbin has been nominated for Food & Wine’s The People’s Best Chef - New England award. As part of his profile, Barbin was asked to explain why he loves Boston. Says he: “Boston is a welcoming city with a strong identity. There are a lot of good restaurants and chefs, and a lot of strong areas for dining, like the North End, Back Bay, South End, Cambridge. The fish and seafood quality in Boston is phenomenal.” So phenomenal, in fact, that he’s leaving the city to pursue other opportunities! And, come springtime, Sensing won’t even exist! Somehow we sense that he might not get a ton of votes. [F+W via CNN]