Jamie Kennedy at the Gardiner to close on June 7
- OnDaGo May 21, 2009 11:51 AM
See story here: http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...
Chef says: “I think there’s some restructuring going on in the company,” says Vivian, who confirms that the Gardiner was the weakest link in the Kennedy chain—it wasn’t making money anymore.
I always wondered about that place the hours were starnge and I never felt they would really get the traffic at that location as it really is not a mainstream museum...
That article is missing two key points of information:
1) The restaurant is not closing entirely. It's moprhing into The Gardiner Café, serving light refreshments.
2) On Jun 17th, a weekly Wednesday lunch series called "Working Lunch with Jamie Kennedy" will be launching.
Too bad Thorsell at the ROM snubbed JK in favor of the current mediocre US-managed food concession. On the other hand, who is willing now to blow that much on lunch? Suspect JK's face-saving downshift to haute snack bar just puts him another step closer to the door.