Today Rosette's co-owner, Ron Castellano, confirms that his Lower East Side restaurant will close for good on Saturday. Though chef Nick Curtin recently left to pursue a career in Copenhagen, Castellano explains that his departure is not to blame for the closure: "My partner has been having serious health issues that need his full attention...On top of that, we got an offer for the space that's too good to pass up." That offer, according to the new liquor license application for the space, comes from Andrew Yang, who hopes to open an "Asian inspired" restaurant in the space.
Castellano is not calling it quits entirely, however. He tells Eater that he plans to reopen Rosette on his own, but chances are good it won't be in New York: "Been spending a lot of time in Detroit. My top choice would be to relocate there and be part of the burgeoning food scene."
Rosette's last night of service will be this Saturday, when it will offer a few complimentary dishes and drinks, as well as the usual menu.
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