Chanterelle will not reopen this fall for its 30th anniversary as planned. We got a tip last night and owners Karen and David Waltuck confirmed the news — perhaps not surprising in this era of comfort food — and issued a full statement this morning.
After thirty years of successful business we are sad to share the news that despite all our efforts the plans to renovate and re-open Chanterelle will not come to pass.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many people who have become dear friends and supporters through the years, to our loyal and loving staff and to our endlessly encouraging family.
Through good and bad times it is a thrilling, passionate and rewarding journey. We are proud to be a part of this creative industry in this unparalled city of ours and look forward to what we will bring to you in the future…
Last winter, the Waltucks abandoned their tasting-menu-only format and introduced an à la carte menu. They also planned to renovate and expand the bar area last summer. No word yet on what’s happening with David’s consulting role with Macao Trading Co., but we’re told the Waltucks plan to remain in New York City for their next project.