Less than two months after re-opening under chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, Bonsoiree is once again going through a change. Eater just received word that Kim and Clark have "mutually agreed to part ways" with partner Shin Thompson. No further explanation was given as to what caused the breakdown in the relationship.
So on Oct. 13, the restaurant, which previously had received a Michelin star in both 2011 and 2012, will shutter temporarily. It's possible Bonsoiree will return as a new concept, but there is also a chance it may close for good.
Shin was unavailable to comment further and when reached by phone Kim simply said, "We mutually and amicably are moving on and that's it. No further comment about that," Kim said. "I have full confidence in all of us as chefs and have confidence that we'll all do great things. So stay tuned."
Bonsoiree had implemented a pre-paid ticketing system when it re-opened in late August. Anyone who had reservations after Oct. 13 can either reschedule for another night before that date or request a full refund.
While the Logan Square spot's future is uncertain, Thompson will continue to work on his still-unnamed new modern Asian restaurant with Ryan O'Donnell (Gemini Bistro, Rustic House). scheduled to open in 2013 in the West Loop.
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Bonsoiree [Photo: Barry Brecheisen]