A rep for the Ethan Stowell restaurant confirmed the move, saying “He is just starting to get his feet wet and get familiar with the restaurant, food, staff, and such. The menu will basically stay the same but with Jake’s input and creativity.”
According to the rep Martin, also an alum of Stumptown restaurants Carlyle and Fenouil, had been looking to move to Seattle, and used to work with Stowell at the now-shuttered Union. Since relocating Martin and Stowell have been cooking together on and off in the Wolf kitchen, and will continue to buddy up through the end of the month.
Martin replaces Matt Fortner, you’ll now find him at Blind Pig Bistro, opened by another Stowell vet, Charles Walpole. With Fortner there the already lauded newcomer is shaping up to be quite the powerhouse.