With longtime chef Chris DiMinno set to leave in January, Nate Tilden's downtown hotspot Clyde Common has named a successor: The Oregonian reports that Johnny Leach, most recently of NYC's Momofuku empire, will take over the kitchen after DiMinno's departure early next year.
Before moving back to his home state of Oregon, Leach was chef de cuisine at David Chang's Midtown restaurant Má Pêche (best known for its "large format" meals) and the multi-course chef's counter Momofuku Ko. According to the O, Leach "will work with DiMinno in a sous chef role through January, then take over the restaurant full time." More information about possible menu revamps/changes as it becomes available.
· Clyde Common Finds New Chef: Momofuku Alum Johnny Leach [OregonLive]
· All Previous Clyde Common Coverage [Eater PDX]
· All Previous Momofuku Coverage [-EN-]
Photo of Johnny Leach courtesy David Chang via Instagram