Chef Sam Jacobson is leaving Sycamore in Lansdowne. Jacobson has been in the tiny but highly regarded kitchen for nearly four years and will be doing some traveling before landing somewhere else. Jacobson says he wants to get out of his comfort zone and continue to learn.
Jacobson was also the chef at NoBL, which also recently closed after a short run.
Here is his farewell post on Facebook. You’ve got about a week to catch him at Sycamore.
Some of you already know this, but if you don’t, I am currently working my notice at Sycamore. I’ve had three and a half wonderful years, and it’s with great trepidation that I move on, but I must do so. I cannot have imagined what it would turn into when I came to help my friend Meg part time in her new restaurant. I have made so many new friends, and have been overwhelmed over and over again byamazing gifts and humbling comments from people I didn’t know. I’ve been given home-brewed beer, home-grown oysters (!!!) and produce, had a rap song made about me and the restaurant and one friend I met through the restaurant is even taking me to Alinea next month! As special as all these people are, just as special are the people who have continued to come through the doors on a regular basis, people who want to chat and people who just want to eat, and of course all the great people I have worked with over the past few years. I am not sure what the future holds (I am looking forward to a short break to start with!), but will miss all of you so very much and can’t thank you enough. I am nervous but excited about the future. If you haven’t yet been in to see me, you have about ten more days!!!