After two years, Sam Richman has left the building. The Salt Water Farm chef's last day was Sunday, after which the Rockport restaurant closed early for the season to focus on the transition, according to owner Annemarie Ahearn. She told Eater, "We are in discussions with a very exciting and accomplished chef who, starting next season, would bring the restaurant to a whole new level."
Richman's latest mission is a series of pop-ups under the working name Salty Soup Kitchen, a collaboration with "an old friend and colleague and recent Salt Water Farm colleague, Cal Egan (former sous chef at Roberta's in Brooklyn, NYC and also helped me open Gran Electrica in Brooklyn), Laura Gertner (a Hope, Maine native, formerly of The Lost Kitchen, a colleague in both the kitchen of Salt Water Farm as well as in the front of the house) and Courtnay Perevolava, another friend and Salt Water Farm colleague."
Up first, the return of Mexican Night on October 3. Diners may remember the Salt Water Farm series, which Richman described as "a mix of Mexican greatest hits that people are generally familiar with as well as some of the 'deeper cuts' of regional Mexican food that often doesn't get seen outside of Mexico." This à la carte, BYOB event is taking place at the "Big Red Barn on Mill Street of West Rockport," and Richman asks that attendees RSVP on Facebook "to give us a general idea of how many tacos to stuff and stuff."