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An update on Chateau France

In a message I received today, along with other messages sent to myself and other media sources in the area previously, Antoine Louro says the following, “Just to let everyone know, we are NOT closing. The press that went out is incorrect and we are still open and accepting reservations as always.
I would like to thank everyone for their concern over our closing, but again, we are open and plan to stay that way.”

Here’s the letter he originally wrote on the subject.

It might be easier to just say you changed your mind.

To my valued customers,

For the past twelve years it has been my pleasure to serve you at Chateau France in St. Petersburg.  Your friendship and patronage has enabled me to provide a unique and widely recognized restaurant experience for the Tampa Bay area.

Recently, an opportunity to open a restaurant in the Bahamas has caused me to reevaluate my current circumstances and I have decided to move my operations to the island of Eleuthera, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  The new restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor dining with much the same menu, wines and a few new menu items reflecting the wonderful seafood and unique island foodstuffs available from the region.

As a result of this move, I must reluctantly close my current location on 4th Avenue NE.  August 15, 2010 will be Chateau France’s last evening.

To thank you for your years of patronage, I’m offering a select list of my California and French wines at 50% off my wine list price along with our customary menu so you and your friends can enjoy a romantic evening with me at the restaurant.


Chef Antoine

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.