Slightly more than a year after revamping the Brasserie Montmartre menu for its re-opening, chef Michael Hanaghan has left the storied French spot — and Portland altogether — to head back to his native California. And today, co-owner Pascal Chureau (who also has a hand in the Brasserie menu) announces his replacement: Johnny Nunn, an alum of NYC's Eleven Madison Park, SF's Town Hall, and most recently, Portland's RingSide FishHouse, which he opened in July 2011.
Chureau (the former Fenouil chef who currently operates West Linn's Allium Bistro) teamed with Hanaghan to revive the downtown brasserie after two previous incarnations shuttered in 2006 and 2009, and reviews commended the spot on its "accessible, low-stakes French menu." According to a press release, Nunn officially took over the kitchen yesterday.
· Brasserie Montmartre [Official site]
· All Previous Brasserie Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Brasserie Montmartre courtesy Avila/EPDX