Olive & June names Brian Moses new executive chef

Parkside Projects veteran Brian Moses has replaced Justin Rupp as the executive chef at that restaurant group’s Italian concept Olive & June. Moses, who has spent the last two years working as chef de cuisine at Contigo after a stint as chef de partie at Thomas Keller’s French bistro Bouchon in Napa, last worked for Cirkiel at Parkside.

Rupp, who opened Parkside and Backspace with Cirkiel, will stay on with Parkside Projects, working with Cirkiel on the group’s other projects.

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What to expect with the new change at the Southern Italian-inspired mid-century treehouse restaurant? Moses will debut his first Sunday family menu this week. The multi-course dinner will include grilled acorn squash agrodolce with goat cheese and pecan pesto; orecchiette with pork belly and mushroom in smoked pork broth; and grilled bluefish with local squash and potato. See the full menu attached to this post. The meal costs $36, and children under 12 eat free.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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