Newsy Nuggets: Trudnak goes Grande, Buffalo stops roaming, Rav Pig redo, and ... the sparkling wine of beer?
Mike Trudnak, who earlier this month left Aurora at the Celeste, the restaurant he opened in 2020, has reemerged in Daytona Beach at the Daytona Grande. He started his new job as the executive chef for the oceanfront resort on Thursday. On Monday, his former executive sous chef and sous chef from Aurora will join him on the coast.
“We’re trying to bring that Aurora magic over here,” Trudnak said in a phone conversation on Wednesday.
Not that it’s going to be Aurora at the Grande. In fact, Trudnak hasn’t even decided yet what he’s going do with the menu for the property’s main restaurant, though he said he expects the cuisine will reflect the diversity of his kitchen staff.
The hotel, which has been open a year and a half, is the only hotel with walkup access from the beach, according to Trudnak.