Friday, June 8th, 2012
Much ado about Napa with three major shakeups reported this week. First up is the official shutter of celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s Rotisserie and Wine, according to Inside Scoop.The restaurant lasted only a year, going on “hiatus” last winter after several critical pans, a failing grade from the health department and the early departure of former Ubuntu chef, Jeremy Fox.
And on the subject of Ubuntu–the much-lauded vegetarian restaurant that also went on hiatus last winter–the restaurant may be changing changing hands. Grubstreet leaked the news that Terra and Ame owners Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani are in discussions to take over the space. So far, there’s no final word from owner Sandy Lawrence as to Ubuntu’s future.
Meanwhile, if you’ve got a cool $35 million burning a hole in your pocket, the Friedensreich Hundertwasser-designed winery, Quixote, is up for sale. Wine legend Carl Doumani’s 42-acre Stags Leap property also includes a lakefront home, according to Paul Franson’s NapaLife.