Chef Pascal Chureau is out at the revamped Brasserie Montmartre. After re-opening the onetime jazz hotspot in May 2011 with co-owner Carl Coffman, Chureau — also of West Linn's Allium Bistro and formerly of Lucier and Fenouil — has sold his stake in the restaurant due to "conceptual differences" about the spot's future direction, according to a press release.
Earlier this year, opening chef Michael Hanaghan departed the Brasserie kitchen, and was replaced by Ringside alum Johnny Nunn. Per the release: "Chureau's sale of ownership to Carl Coffman, and [severed] involvement in Brasserie Montmarte is effective immediately. However, Chureau will be overseeing transition for the next two weeks." Meanwhile, Chureau will focus on Allium and consulting for other projects, like the newly opened pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River.
· Brasserie Montmartre [Official site]
· All Previous Brasserie Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Pascal Chureau courtesy official site