Ten 01’s star sommelier and general manager Erica Landon, who was named the city’s best wine geek by this magazine in 2008, is leaving Ten 01 to become the director of marketing and events at Hawks View Cellars near Sherwood. Friendly, outgoing, and possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of wine, Erica will be missed. To the Ten 01 faithful who might be dismayed at today’s news, fear not. The city’s other big-name sommelier Jeff Groh of The Heathman fame will be taking her place. Groh will join the restaurant that has consistently showcased the city’s top beverage program, thanks to Landon and bar manager Kelley Swenson.
Ten 01 has had a few shake-ups recently, but seems to be finding momentum. Executive Chef Benjamin Parks, who replaced the much-heralded Jack Yoss, left the restaurant in the fall, but his replacement Mike Hanaghan has reportedly been earning high marks with the regulars. Hanaghan, as well as his sous chef, is an alum of Thomas Keller’s restaurants. Between the two, the duo has worked at French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon—both the Las Vegas and original Yountsville locations.