First, opening chef and partner Todd Macdonald announced he was leaving the restaurant for a new job with Red Cow's Luke Shimp. On Friday, the restaurant's owner Michael Larson announced an expansion of the bar menu and a mammoth meatball. Today, the Facebook page has been deleted and the restaurant has called it quits.
In what might be one of the fastest flare-outs in recent memory, Parella opened this summer to mostly rave reviews. However, a recent Wednesday night visit had the feel of a ghost town. Asking for an 8:30 seating, the hostess said, "I guess the kitchen's still open."
Seems the Figlio curse of that address rages on.
- Uptown's Parella Closes Its Doors [WCCO]
- All Parella Coverage [EMPLS]