Ladies and gentlemen, the strangest sentence you’ll read all week:
Bleu, a restaurant and wine bar at the corner of Eighth and Cherry streets, will move two blocks north to Eighth and Walnut streets to join Boone Tavern in a capacity yet to be determined.
Nobody seems to know what is going on here, why it’s going on, etc. Pairing Bleu and Boone Tavern? (What, was Jack’s not available?) Read the Missourian story. Beyond bizarre. The (earlier) Tribune story is worth a look as well, but doesn’t add much clarity. Odd pairings aside, it’s weird that the announcements are coming via Twitter – and Carrie Gartner – and nobody from Bleu is going on the record. The people involved need to get the story straight. Odd, odd, odd.
Update: For what it’s worth, I’ve heard that The Oak Room, which is going into the Bleu space, will feature Dennis Clay (formerly of Les Bourgeois) and a “Euro-centered” menu. The Oak Room will also offer catering and be the room service provider for the Tiger Hotel.