Brasserie Tatin to close
If you're a fan of Brasserie Tatin in Homewood, make your dinner plans soon for your last meal there. Next Tuesday it will close its doors. Co-owner Gerard Billebault told me he's sold his French restaurant to his general manager, Dino.
He couldn't pronounce Dino's last name, he said, well enough to give it to me, so he gave me his cell phone number instead. I called and left a message, but I haven't heard back yet.
Apparently Dino came from the presently closed Boccaccio in Little Italy, and plans to open an Italian restaurant in the handsome Art Deco-ish setting sometime in January. ...
I'm hoping I'll hear back from Dino later today so I can write about the plans for his new restaurant in next Wednesday's Table Talk column in the food section.
Meanwhile, Billebault told me, he's planning to focus on his French pastry shop, Bonjour, and his bakery. Another Bonjour, he said, may be in the works. Apparently the bakery business is good now because more people are eating at home.
"And people are ordering a lot of buches de noel," he said.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)