Image of Brasserie Montmartre courtesy Facebook
When downtown's Brasserie Montmartre announced its temporary closure a few weeks ago, the internets fluttered with rumors about who would be taking over the kitchen. Eater's confirmed that the brasserie's new owners have named Ten 01 alum Michael Hanaghan head chef. Hanaghan brings a French solid pedigree to the project: Before joining the now-shuttered Ten 01 in 2009; he spent six years under Thomas Keller's tutelage, cooking at Per Se, Bouchon, and French Laundry.
And Hanaghan will have some help: French chef about town Pascal Chureau (of Lucier and Fenouil fame) is listed as a co-owner in the venture along with Portland developer Carl Coffman. According to an Eater operative, Chureau will help develop the French brasserie menu, but will continue to helm his West Linn spot Allium Bistro after the brasserie opening. The revamped Brasserie Montmarte is scheduled to re-open, after a renovation, in early May.
· Brasserie Montmartre [Official site]
· All Previous Brasserie Montmartre Coverage [Eater PDX]