Hot news from Napa: According to Paul Franson’s NapaLife, former Martini House chef Todd Humphries may be heading to the Oxbow Public Market to take over the space vacated by Oxbow Wine and Cheese Merchant. Not confirmation yet, but the rumor mill is buzzing that it’s more than likely. Martini House was sold in October 2010 to the owner of PF Chang’s.
Just down the street, Tyler Florence’s new Rotisserie and Wine is slated to open Wednesday, according to multiple sources. The casual restaurant concept will feature the return of Jeremy Fox, formerly of Ubuntu, as executive chef. Florence’s restaurant is the third in a much-anticipated trio of openings at the Riverfront development that included Morimoto, Fish Story and Rotisserie & Wine. The website is still mum about the opening details.