Off the Menu: Market Watch honors Cedric Martin

Market Watch has named Cedric Martin, of Martin’s Wine Cellar, as its Leaders 2013 Retailer of the Year. Martin was honored Sept. 10 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City and is featured on the cover of this month’s issue of Market Watch.

Martin Wine Cellar has locations in New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville and Baton Rouge.

New chef for IPO

Executive Chef Chris Wadsworth has left Restaurant IPO and Scott Varnedoe, previously with Stroubes, will take over the kitchen, according to owner-partner Eric Macicek.

Wadsworth, who has been the downtown restaurant’s executive chef since it opened a year ago, said the split was amicable. He is planning another project which he will reveal soon.

Wadsworth was one of “Padma’s Picks” on the Web series that previewed the upcoming Top Chef New Orleans and is a “Chef to Watch” according to Louisiana Cookin’ magazine.

Varnedoe most recently has been working for chef John Folse in New Orleans. He also had helped develop IPO’s concept and menu.

Langlois at James Beard House

The James Beard Foundation has notified Jeremy Langlois, executive chef at Latil’s Landing and the other restaurants at Houmas House Plantation near Darrow, that he has been chosen as a guest chef for one of its monthly dinners at the James Beard House in New York City.

His dinner will be held in February.