Big news from popular West Philly BYOB Marigold Kitchen. Longtime chef Michael Solomonov is out; he’s going to be focusing full-time on cooking at upcoming upscale Israeli spot Zahav while keeping on working on Marigold’s business end. Food & Drinq reports that the new chef is Erin O’Shea (pictured). O’Shea is currently sous chef at the restaurant and will be changing the restaurant’s menu to “modern southern” come January 2008. Here’s a sneak peak at the menu:
Some dishes: Turnip soup with Virginia ham biscuits; seared cornbread with creamy collards and Virginia wigwam ham, topped with a sunny side up egg; pork tenderloin with creamed collards and house-pickled peaches; Virginia stone-ground grits with shrimp; chicken liver toast with house-pickled celery and fig jam; scallops with tapioca pearls, mussels, and sweet potatoes; and chicken with house-made cornbread, pear stuffing, braised cipollini onions and mustard greens.