Glas in Glastonbury Closing/Re-Opening
Heard this today from an ITB source. Googled it to get confirmation and I found this on Craig's List:
"Glas Restaurant is changing into a completely different establishmentin the coming few weeks. We are under new owners/management and a new Chef. We are looking for experienced bartenders, servers and kitchen staff. The new name of the restaurant will be Tango."
God, I hope they don't try to do another Latin American fusion disaster. We had one already in Bombeleo and Azul in West Hartford. That trend is so over.
Massive menu...but apparently they have hired a top notch chef and a sous chef from Max...and he is calling all his cronies to come and give it a try... plans on making everything from scratch...fresh pasta and stuff...alot of cooks are interested becauee they are paying considerably more than other places...almost $4 a hour more than the standard for Hartford.
Not sure what Argentina and Italy have fion common except that it was a refuge after WW2 for alot of Italians,,,I guess we will see...
the [problem I see is that for anyone to make money in such a large venue...the numbers have to be very big...I just don;t see these 200 seat mega places being able to capture enough of the market for everyone to have a lifeline.
The nut on this one is huge...we shall see...
Out of curiousity, from which Max restaurant are these chefs coming from and how do you know they are paying $4 more per hour?
I used to work for Bamboleo/Glas, we were just hitting our stride before the fire, never got the momentum back. I do agree that they will have to do big numbers, we were doing decent numbers at Bamboleo, but we didn't have 2 Max restaurants to compete with.