An opening date for Ris Lacoste's new restaurant
This announcement marks the end of years of anticipation about the restaurant, which will be called ris ("I'm the big 'R,'" she told Tom Sietsema.) Let's take a look back at some of our highlights:
-Tom Sietsema writes about Lacoste's departure from 1789 in an October 2005 chat. Lacoste says, "I want a scene, something really fun and delicious."
-In a July 2008 chat, Tom Sietsema reports that Lacoste is close to signing a lease for the space at 23rd and L. He reports on the eventual lease-signing in a September 2008 chat, noting that the chef promises a menu with "California freshness, pristine Australian simplicity, French training."
-The restaurant's long gestation allowed time for buzz to build. It was mentioned in no fewer than four previews: two blog posts (one in 2006 and one in 2008) and two of Tom's dining guides (2007 and 2008).
Can ris live up to (our) hype? We'll find out next week.
-- Julia Beizer
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