Still no official confirmation from Brian Malarkey's camp but word on the street is that the San Diego chef is, in fact, set to replace Asia de Cuba inside the Mondrian hotel on Sunset with his seafood-centric La Jolla eatery, Herringbone. And by the way, that means Malarkey is banking on making big bucks in this here city because the monthly lease at the Mondrian is over $100,000. Insiders indicate that the switcheroo should take place in September and Malarkey will also assume responsibility of room service, catering, and breakfast.
As for who will actually helm the hotel's kitchen day to day remains uncertain since Enlightened Hospitality (the parent company which runs Malarkey's restaurants) recently parted ways with former Herringbone chef/partner and Water Grill alum, Amanda Baumgarten.
·Brian Malarkey's Herringbone to Oust Asia de Cuba? [~ELA~]
— David Morris