Is Steven Fretz Fleeing XIV?

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Steven Fretz Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Though XIV recently re-launched its menu concept (again) with Steven Fretz's name mentioned heavily in the process, Eater reports that the talented toque is bidding adieu to Michael Mina's Sunset restaurant. Fretz displayed considerable skill and imagination running the kitchen at XIV, but the restaurant itself has had trouble gaining a reputation for much more than its glittery clientele. [Eater]