The façade of Galette 88. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
One of the Financial District’s tastier deals, ~GALETTE 88~, is sadly going to be making its last lumberjack galette when it closes in September. I connected with partner Erin Rooney (Slow Club, Serpentine), who confirmed the sale and said, “It was a really hard decision. We have awesome regulars and a great crew, but we (my business partner and I) are spread too thin!” Owners Rooney and Céline Guillou are waiting for the liquor license to transfer in September, so it’s business as usual for now. The space is still available for private events in the evenings, by the way.
They are selling to David Kurtz, who will be opening a project named ~HOMAGE~. Kurtz was the opening chef at Maven and has an extensive background in both the front and back of house. While he can’t comment on anything at the moment, we’ll let you know when he can! 88 Hardie Pl. at Kearny.