Bonsoiree will reopen for dinner tonight with new teams in the front and back of the house. The restaurant, which closed two weeks ago, will now be headed by Beverly Kim along with husband Johnny Clark after owner/chef Shin Thompson stepped down from day-to-day operations. While Thompson will still remain a majority owner, Kim and Clark have been hard at work coming up with a new 12-course tasting menu that elevates local, seasonal and global specialty ingredients in traditional Korean and contemporary preparations that pull from their past experiences.
Other changes include a new beverage program by wine director Rachel Lowe and Matty Colston that replaces the old BYOB policy and features limited-production wines, craft beers and house cocktail pairings mixed tableside. The space itself has been transformed with new artwork, Sho-Sugi Ban woodwork and a rear garden patio with fire pit. If you want to be one of the first to try the new menu, you'll have to purchase tickets through their new reservation system on SeatMe. The price is $130 for Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $160 for Fridays and Saturdays.
· Beverly Kim Leaving Aria to Partner With Shin Thompson at Bonsoiree; Will Take Over Kitchen [~EChi~]
· Rachael Lowe Lands at Bonsoiree as New Wine Director [~EChi~]
· Bonsoiree Reservations [SeatMe]