Marigold Kitchen reopens tonight. The restaurant had closed after chef-owner Robert Halpern moved to California. Halpern then sold the restaurant to his chefs de cuisine, Tim Lanza and Andrew Kochan. Chef Keith Krajewski remains on as the executive chef.
The concept from Halpern’s version of Marigold Kitchen remains pretty much intact. There is no menu, just a question about food allergies or aversions. Then courses of modernist dishes come pouring out of the kitchen. The dinner is $90 per person and reservations can be made online.
One of the plates on the opening menu will be the dish shown above, wild striped sea bass with white bean, egg yolk, pepper and olive.
Marigold Kitchen [Foobooz]
A couple months ago, we reported on the (completely depressing) news that chef Rob Halpern was leaving Marigold Kitchen and that, upon his departure, the place was going to close. At the time, we said:
Oh, and for those of you look-on-the-bright-side types out there who always think something will come along and save the day? Marigold is also being put up for sale.
Well guess what? According to the Insider, some buyers have come along. And those buyers just happen to be Halpern’s chefs de cuisine, Tim Lanza and Andrew Kochan.
There’s not a lot of news other than that–except that the old Marigold will still be closing after Saturday’s dinner service and the new crew hopes to reopen some time around the first of September.
Marigold Kitchen [f8b8z]
Changing Of The Guard At Marigold Kitchen [Insider]
Talk about going out on top. 3 bells from Laban, a #2 slot on our most recent list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philly. And now word has come down that chef Robert Halpern is leaving his post at Marigold Kitchen. The reason? He’s getting married. After that, he’s moving to California. And frankly, that would be one helluva commute.
So what happens next?