Restaurant News: Executive Chef Of Aviary Fired, Bryce Caron Takes Pastry Job At Graham Elliot
By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 12, 2012 7:20PM
The "In the Rocks" cocktail at The Aviary. Photo by Wesley & Brandon Rosenblum.
- Less than three weeks after being fired from blackbird, Pastry Chef Bryce Caron will be taking over at Graham Elliot. Caron told Grubstreet Chicago that he was fired on a Friday and Chef Andrew Brochu of Graham Elliot invited him to dinner on Saturday. Not a bad turnaround, but we expected someone would snap him up quickly. He will be responsible for the four final courses of the tasting menu at Graham Elliot, and had some interesting things to say about eliminating the idea of a "pastry chef." "I do food, I just happen to use a little more sugar," he said.
- Crofton on Wells is, sadly, gone for good. We reported on the closing a few months back, but owner Suzy Crofton had indicated that she wanted to reconcept the space and open a more accesible space. Unfortunately, it looks like that's off - there's a for sale sign up, and she told Eater that Crofton on Wells is officially dead. Unless an investor comes forward, she says she's out of the restaurant business. We hope someone comes forward ASAP - it would be a good investment.