Roel Alcudia, the former chef de cuisine at Cypress Room, has now taken over as chef at Mandolin Aegean Bistro – located right down the street from his former employer. The Miami New Times reports that Alcudia will oversee the Design District location of the popular Greek-Turkish restaurant, but will also lead the kitchen at the restaurant’s outpost inside Soho Beach House.
But his work is just beginning. The New Times also reports that the popular restaurant has four new locations in the works for 2016, with Alcudia spearheading the efforts. No official word on where those locations might be but the article says, "possibilities are Istanbul, Berlin, Barcelona, and London." [Miami New Times]