Léonie Lilla leaves Farmer’s Daughter
The more seafood-centric sister restaurant to Darcy MacDonell’s Farmhouse Tavern has lost its chef. Léonie Lilla, who had been with the Junction Triangle’s Farmer’s Daughter Eatery since it opened last April, traded in her chef whites earlier this month to help run a retail store in Cabbagetown. “The opportunity presented itself for me to start a shop with my wife at a time when Darcy decided to rebrand and change the direction of Farmer’s Daughter,” says Lilla. “It seemed like the universe was telling me something.” Lilla, who previously worked at the Libertine and Daishō, said this move doesn’t mean that she’s leaving the industry. “I’ll be staying in touch with my restaurant peeps and hopefully doing a few events here and there.” MacDonell tells us that Farmhouse’s Tom Wade has taken over the Daughter’s kitchen.