Chef Travis Maier is no longer at Aroma; his last day was yesterday. Aroma’s management staff is putting their focus completely on sushi– no other choices. The reason given was no budget to keep Travis and to keep the non-sushi menu.
This doesn’t bode well for the only non-chain, sit-down restaurant in Kenwood Towne Center. I am, however, looking forward to seeing where Travis lands next (though he told me he’s taking a much-needed vacation before he starts anything else).
This will be the second change of direction for Aroma since Chef Romy Jung’s departure in May.