Chef David Santos worked at Hotel Griffou and 5 & Diamond before striking it out on his own with a supper club called Um Segredo. Now it looks like Santos is trying to open a full-service restaurant in the West Village. The chef recently started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 to help with the renovation of the space. From the pledge page:
Things like tablecloths, expensive plates, and glassware are not needed in today's dining scene. By removing these frivolous items, I can pass the value on to my diners. It is my belief that people want to experience a delicious meal that is inspired by unique flavors, but served at a fair price.He plans to call the project Louro, which is the Portuguese word for bay leaf. No word yet on the exact location, or when he plans to open. So far, Santos has raised $1,250.
With a variety of menu options ranging from small bites and pastas to large format dinners, tastings and guest chef collaborations, there will be a little something for everyone. Each day will start as a blank canvas, laying the foundation for seasonal inspirations and whatever sparks my creativity at the time.
· Louro [Kickstarter]
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