The Queen Vic has lost chef Ian Reeves, but already has a new face ready to take over the kitchen of the British-influenced pub. Reeves, who has been with the restaurant for the past 18 months, is headed to the pizzeria Red Rocks, according to a press release picked up by Frozen Tropics. Taking his place is Michael Bonk, a veteran of Sonoma on Capitol Hill. Per the release:
Though we will be staying true to our Pub menu concept, with a limited menu of traditional British dishes, you will see Chef Bonk's stamp on our extensive daily chalkboard specials. He will also be continuing The Queen Vic's commitment to using local, seasonal produce and partnering with responsible farms in the region. We are confident that he will be honoring the legacy that Chef Reeves left behind, while adding his own special touches that have made him so well known in the DC food scene.
They're hosting a farewell party for Chef Reeves next Monday.