After being open just six months on NE Killingsworth, Dame has a new executive chef. PoMo broke the news Eli Dahlin (The Walrus and the Carpenter) resigned from the position, and Dahlin tells Eater he currently has no future plans to announce. Dame co-owner and sommelier-extraordinaire Dana Frank confirms with Eater chef Tyler Jaskey will take his place.
Jaskey has been the sous chef at Dame since it fired up the burners in September, and the menus have so far drawn inspiration equally from Frank’s world-class natural wine program and Northern and Eastern Europe. Those flavors should fit right into Jaskey’s wheelhouse. He tells Eater he has a Scandinavian grandmother and says, “I'm excited to to further explore the flavors I've grown up with.”
Jaskey came to Dame from Los Angeles’s Dudley Market, where he worked alongside culinary heavyweight Jesse Barber. He’s also staged at the London restaurant St. John, famed for its animal-parts cooking, and Chicago’s The Girl and the Goat and Alinea.
With the chefshuffle, it appears the style of food at Dame will remain the same. “I think we're doing something really unique at Dame, exploring seafood and Eastern European cuisine,” says Jaskey.