Last night Mike Hiller announced: Omar Lopez to Lead Kitchen of Driftwood. Hmm. After my last conversation with owner Jonn Baudoin, I was under the impression the chef was “coming from a big restaurant in Dallas.” Don’t know a Omar Lopez. I typed a note to Mr. B. “No, I’ve hired Omar Flores as Executive Chef,” Mr. Baudoin says. He is leaving Abacus where he has been since 2006.”
Baudoin says Flores took the original menu for Driftwood and turned it into something really special. “He took the concept menu and created a menu beyond my expectation that highlights his style and techniques,” he says. “We communicate and respect each other.” Driftwood is located at 642 W. Davis and will be seafood-centric.