Florent Appoints New Executive Chef

Chef Abe Botello (courtesy photo)

Florent Restaurant & Lounge is pleased to announce the appointment of Abe Botello as Operational Executive Chef. Chef Botello brings over 10 years of culinary talent to Florent’s kitchen. The San Diego native’s passion for his craft and skilled expertise will be used to direct day-to-day culinary operations and refine Florent’s menu with innovative recipes and seasonal ingredients.

“Born and raised in San Diego, I look forward to collaborating with Florent to create unprecedented tastes that embody the city,” said Chef Botello.  “My focus is on uniquely tailoring bold flavors from local artisan purveyors to create an approachable menu of Coastal-Americana cuisine that both visitors and locals will keep coming back for.”

As a San Diego native, Chef Botello developed a childhood appreciation for the city’s hospitality industry at his family’s Mexican restaurant, Los Pinos, in Imperial Beach. Botello previously served at the helm of several of San Diego kitchens including those of Urban Solace, Solace & The  Moonlight Lounge and most recently, West Coast Tavern. Botello brings a wealth of culinary experience to Florent.

Florent Restaurant & Lounge located in San Diego’s Gaslamp District at 672 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101. Housed in San Diego’s Old City Hall building, the restaurant & lounge serves an entertaining dining experience that comes with authentic old world charm and elevated cuisine.

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