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Woods Hole wunderkind chef Brandon Baltzley leaving The 41-70

Chef Brandon Baltzley cooking in his kitchen in Falmouth earlier this year with his wife, Laura Higgins-Baltzley.
Chef Brandon Baltzley cooking in his kitchen in Falmouth earlier this year with his wife, Laura Higgins-Baltzley.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/file 2016

Just a few months after opening The 41-70 in Woods Hole, ballyhooed bad boy chef Brandon Baltzley and his wife, Laura Higgins-Baltzley, are leaving to launch a pop-up restaurant on a farm in Falmouth. In a statement Friday, Baltzley said differences with the restaurant’s owner — specifically the chef’s desire to “bring the rich history of Cape Cod’s native and immigrant cultures to life in a restaurant” — are the reason he’s leaving. Baltzley, a wunderkind chef who wrote a memoir about battling addiction at the same time he was working in renowned restaurants in New York and Chicago, plans to open a new restaurant on Cape Cod next year. In the meantime, he and his wife have created an entity called The Buffalo Jump, which will offer a series of pop-up dinners at the 20-acre Coonamessett Farm in Falmouth. Meals will feature produce from three local farms and “foraged ingredients from the lands and shorelines of Cape Cod.” Baltzley said there will be two seatings, three nights a week, beginning July 4. There will be 28 seats available each evening, with two seats reserved for members of the local food industry, who can apply via an essay submitted to The Buffalo Jump’s website.


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