Jean-Robert at Pigall's to close February 28, 2009
After an extremely successful run in Cincinnati, Jean-Robert at Pigall’s will close on February 28, 2009, this article in the Cincinnati Enquirer confirms.
The restaurant on 4th StreetÂ in downtown Cincinnati, is majority owned by Marilyn and Martin Wade and run by Executive Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, opened for business in 2002. Since that time, it has been awarded 4 stars by Mobil for 5 consecutive years, and is the only restaurant in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky with that high a rating.
The closing of Pigall’s presents a great opportunity for Chef Jean-Robert to reinvent himself, unshackled from growth-hungry non-restaurateur owners!
The closing of Jean-Robert at Pigall’s is a tremendous loss for the city, of course, but that will be only temporary. I am confident that whatever Chef de Cavel decides to do will far surpass the considerable greatness of Pigall’s. My dearest hope right now is for peace for JR and his family through this difficult transition. My second hope is that they will stay in Cincinnati and open another restaurant.
It has been my considerable pleasure to dine many times at Pigall’s under Chef’s direct care and partake of truly astounding, life-changing meals. And it has been my honor to work in the kitchens of the restaurant since January 2005. I have learned a tremendous amount from Chef and the staff at Pigall’s — both as a customer and an employee — and will always be grateful. The culinary team at the restaurant have become friends and have enriched my life.
Farewell Jean-Robert at Pigall’s. Long live Jean-Robert de Cavel!