Montpelier may associate the name Phil Gentile with the Black Door Bar and Bistro, but according to Gentile, the spot’s former owner, “It’s not one and the same anymore.” Last week, when we revealed that former River Run owner Ignacio Ruiz will reopen the space as a tapas bar on May 1, we reported in error that Gentile would come on board as opening host.
It turns out Gentile already has his hands full. “I’m consulting with Kismet right now, and I might be consulting on a new project to be determined soon,” says the restaurateur, who also helped open the original A Single Pebble. “I am still out there, interested in working on a part-time basis on [restaurant] design and start-ups.”
Our apologies to Messrs. Gentile and Ruiz.
Justin Turcotte: Gotta love our little food Mecca!
Roy: Meh. They can't compare to Red Hen and dealing with Hunt is often not worth the trouble.
Tammy Goughnour: This will be AWESOME!! Their pastry is out of this world!!
Old Vermonter: Amazing they lasted so long with such terrible business acumem
Bryan Bouchard: It wasn't that good before. Of they didn't reopen it wouldn't be a great loss to the Burlington…