¡Pasion! No More

Pasion, Center City’s first Nuevo Latino restaurant, closed this past Sunday. We reported earlier that Pasion’s chef, Guillermo Pernot, was poached by rival restaurant Cuba Libre. Even though Pernot maintained a financial stake in Pasion, restaurant co-owner Michael Dombkoski told the Inquirer’s Michael Klein that he blames Pernot’s absence for the restaurant’s failure:

“Everyone knew he wasn’t in his kitchen,” said Dombkoski, who also cites a lack of convention business, heightened competition (including the city’s crop of BYOBs) and a burgeoning trend to more casual dining.

Klein also reports that a Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House franchise will open in the former Packard building in a space formerly slotted for House of Blues.

Inqlings: The fires are out at ¡Pasion! [Inquirer]
Pasion [MenuPages]
Pasion [Official Site]
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House [Official Site]
House of Blues [Official Site]


¡Pasion! No More