Confused: Bayona, Herbsaint
- rp1760 Mar 13, 2009 07:27 AM
On the Bayona website, it says Susan Spicer opened Herbsaint. On the Herbsaint website, the Chef/Owner is Donald Link. Does anyone have the story on this? And while you are at it, which do you prefer? Thanks.
When Herbsaint first opened, Link and Spicer were partners in the restaurant, with Link being the chef. I believe Link may have bought Spicer out, as I have not heard of her being involved any longer. Don't know for sure if Spicer still holds any interest in it.
Both are great restaurants, though I prefer Bayona of the two.
Teche is correct. Spicer and Link were partners in Herbsaint when it originally opened, but Susan is no longer part of the ownership group.
I have not been to Bayona in quite a while. On the other hand, Herbsaint might be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Housemade spaghetti and guanciale topped with a deep fried poached egg = incredible.
I like Herbsaint. I've only been to Bayona once but it was just okay in my opinion. I've been to Herbsaint many times and have always been impressed with everything: the freshness of the fish, the sauces, the taste of everything.