Management

Jessica Gimbutas

Jessica Gimbutas General Manager

Favorite drink: NY Sour / Albarino

Favorite food: A big juicy steak—medium rare, with mushrooms and mashed potatoes.

I love hospitality because..  Anyone that knows me, knows that I can’t stay still.  I love the fast pace and challenging environment that restaurants provide, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with all kinds of people.  I love going out and enjoying great food and drinks, so being able to provide that kind of experience for others is extremely rewarding.

Something to know: I have an obsession with everything hedgehog, and my house is riddled with them.  Last December, my family came to visit and my brother asked my niece to count to how many hedgehogs she could find.  She found 42 just in the living room. 42.  Which, I have heard, is the meaning of life.

Kathy Mcdonald

Kathy McDonald Director of Catering

Favorite food: I love fresh simple food; summer in Sussex is the best with all the local farm products we have here available. Grilling on the back deck with friends and good wine (or cheap beer) is my favorite way to relax.

I love hospitality because… There is no better job than making people happy every weekend. I love the big hugs from our couples and parents after a successful wedding celebration.

Something to know: I love the ocean—everything about it. The power of the tides, the sound of the waves, the vastness of the seas. Summer or winter, it doesn’t matter; I try to see the water every day. I strongly believe that salt water fixes everything.

Mara Runne

Mara Runne Server / Marketing Coordinator

Favorite drink: I will drink anything with bourbon in it.

Favorite food: There is nothing tastier to me than fresh pasta.

I love hospitality because… I get to meet new people every shift and build relationships with returning guests.

Something to know: My family is my whole world. We love taking the gang out on the beach and lazy days cuddled up on the couch.

Chefs

Dillon Walker

Dillon Walker Sous Chef

Favorite drink: Whiskey old fashioned

Favorite food: Japanese stir fry and smoked pork tenderloin

I love hospitality because… It gives me the opportunity to express myself through cooking and plating my food. Interacting with guests and giving them an unforgettable experience is very rewarding. My love for food and its constant ability to evolve has always been that x-factor for me in so many positive and inspiring ways.

Something to know: I’m a loving father to the two most incredible sons in the world—Ezekiel (4) and Zaidian (1). On my days off we are always playing sports and having nerf gun battles. We also enjoy throwing down some BBQ together too.

Awards + Press

2019 Best of Delaware Awards
Best Desserts
Best Bistro
Best Small Plates
Best Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Catering
6 Time best caterer in Delaware
Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards

Best Of Delaware 2019