Boulud's bold B.C. plans
From Friday's Globe and Mail
March 14, 2008 at 9:25 AM EDT
VANCOUVER — Expect major menu changes - but no $150 burgers - after celebrity chef Daniel Boulud puts his stamp on Lumière and Feenie's this spring.
Visiting Vancouver this week, he said in an interview with The Globe and Mail that he plans on making significant changes to Lumière's menu, including adding a prix fixe and more à la carte items.
In a coup that's been the talk of the city, a new partnership was announced last week between Mr. Boulud and David and Manjy Sidoo, owners of Lumière and Feenie's restaurants. French-born Mr. Boulud now owns six renowned restaurants in the United States, including Daniel, his flagship fine-dining restaurant in New York. This spring, he will be opening a seventh restaurant in Beijing.
Feenie's will close next week before being relaunched as DB Bistro Moderne Vancouver, and Lumière will close for remodelling in May but keep its name.
I believe yesterday was that last official day of Feenie's
The staff is gone, the doors are closed!
I just wonder how much time DB is going to be spending in Van.
And how Rob Feenie feels about it. Didin't DB write the preface to one of Feenie's cookbooks? (could be wrong).