Payton Curry leaving Scottsdale's Digestif

Payton Curry

The good news: Digestif chef Payton Curry and manager Shantal Abdo got married Sunday. The bad news: The couple is leaving the Old Town Scottsdale restaurant.

Marianne Markogianis, marketing maven for Spaghetti Western Productions (which also includes Cowboy Ciao and Kazimierz World Wine Bar), reports the Currys will work at Digestif through the Crave Arizona culinary festival Oct. 22-24.

The Arizona Republic is reporting Curry is heading to Tempe’s Caffe Boa, which is expanding by adding a Mesa location as reported first on this blog last month.

Digestif was launched in February 2008 with a California-Italian menu. It moved across Stetson Drive into much smaller digs and converted to a farm-to-table gastropub menu this summer.

Curry is the latest high-profile chef to exit from Peter Kasperski‘s Spaghetti Western Productions. This year’s departures also have included Bernie Kantak (Cowboy Ciao), Nobuo Fukuda (recently closed Sea Saw) and dessert chef Tracy Dempsey.

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