Robbin Haas, a veteran of Florida restaurants, is the new chef at the Montauk Yacht Club. He succeeds Michael Domitrovich, whose food last season earned the Club's Gulf Coast Kitchen two-and-one-half stars.
Domitrovich departed to pursue his writing career. Keeping some of Domitrovich's themes, Haas plans to emphasize seasonal fare and local ingredients in a New American menu. In 1994, he was among those named a "best new chef" by Food & Wine Magazine. His experience includes work with Turnberry Isle Resort, China Grill Management and Four Seasons.
Haas also will oversee the Club's more informal dining areas, including Hurricane Alley and the Barracuda Bar & Turtle Lounge.
The Montauk Yacht Club is at 32 Star Island Rd., Montauk; 631-668-3100.
Robbin Haas. Montauk Yacht Club photo.