Yesterday evening, Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema tweeted the news that executive chef Victor Albisu is leaving his post at BLT Steak — and that "the next step is ownership." Albisu's been at the restaurant for four years in which he has done things like cook for First Lady Michelle Obama multiple times and create a line of politically themed burgers. A rep for BLT Steak passed along the following statement from the restaurant's management team, ESquared Hospitality:
"The team at ESquared appreciates Victor’s years of service and wishes him the best of luck in his future plans. We have an excellent team in place at BLT Steak DC of which we are highly confident and hope to have an announcement soon for our new Executive Chef."
No details yet on whatever Albisu has up his sleeve, but will keep you posted.