For those hoping to get into Postrio for a last taste of some of the classic 90s dishes made by some of the original chefs, we’re sorry to say that the June 16 and 17 farewell dinners are thoroughly sold out. A reservationist said tables were snapped up by 10:30 a.m. today, and the waiting list is growing for the closing nights. Chronicle’s Scoop reported that Wolfgang Puck himself will be on hand in the kitchen and dining room, shaking hands and maybe even doing a bit of cooking. Postrio vets returning to help with the finale include the Town Hall / Salt House / Anchor & Hope crew of Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal and Doug Washington, as will TWO’s David Gingrass and his ex-wife, Brix’s Anne Gingrass-Paik. Former GM Kim Beto and pastry chef Janet Rikala will also be there, along with current chef Seis Kamimura. After the closure, expected to last late into next year, there’s no guarantee Puck will come back to the venture. He told Scoop he’s going to start talking to the Prescott Hotel in August to try to negotiate a deal, hoping for a “wine bar/lounge with a ‘not too expensive’ menu”. With a year-plus remodel to pay for, though, we’re guessing low prices won’t be the hotel’s top priority.
[Photo: Via Postrio]