Sean Daly takes the helm at the National Exemplar, located in the Mariemont Inn. The chef’s former gig at Hugo ended earlier this year when his building’s lease expired. Daly had originally planned to move the Oakley-based operation to a new spot on Mariemont Square, but eventually found that it was “simply not the right location.” Instead, starting September 10, Daly will take over at National Exemplar as executive chef, general manager, and operating partner. Don’t expect the hotel eatery to inherit Hugo’s signature upscale low-country menu, but do look for a new focus on locally sourced meats and seasonal produce.
6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 271-2103