Thursday, April 24, 2014
Last week, Guy and Stella Hernandez announced that they would be closing the doors of Bar Lola and opening a new place this winter.
Why? Chef Guy Hernandez told Portland Food Map:
"We want to loosen our ties and make the process of cooking and dining out more transparent and less precious. A lot of places don’t give their customers the option to dine in a way they feel most comfortable – they’re either too rigid, have too many menu restrictions, or are too formal."
The last dinner service at Bar Lola will be Nov. 16, and the couple hopes to have their new place open by late February. Meanwhile, the last wine dinner at Bar Lola will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The theme will be "A Road Trip through Spain."
The cost of the dinner is $75 per person. Call 775-5652 for reservations.
The wine dinners are expected to continue at the new restaurant.
Bar Lola is located at 100 Congress St.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.