Amid rocky Surf Lodge drama, none of which he “had any interest in,” Sam Talbot has swum away from Montauk in style. After five years on deck he tells Grub Street, “I’ve really loved my time at the Surf Lodge, so stepping away is bittersweet … but I’m leaving to pursue a couple of year-round projects that stay true to who I am, and which I can call my own.” With that, the talented, happy-go-lucky chef just couldn’t help but leak that he’s opening something in the Caribbean. Right on.
Same surfboard, different situation. Photo: WireImage