Carter’s Kitchen, which suffered a small outdoor fire in late December, will not reopen in its previous location.
According to chef-owner Robert Carter, the Inn at I’On venue will no longer be used as restaurant. “The owners are going to run it as a banquet facility to complement their other two banquet facilities,” he writes.
Representatives of the boutique hotel did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
“I am seeking other locations to move Carter’s Kitchen,” Carter adds.
The former executive chef of Peninsula Grill, Carter opened his namesake restaurant in February 2012. It was named to Esquire’s list of Best New Restaurants in America; the magazine reported Carter “understands the slow, steady progression of Southern cooking and never bucks the sacrosanct.”