In what is well one of the crucial high-profile ideas to be felled by the coronavirus, the downtown Dallas restaurant from celeb chef Wolfgang Puck has closed.
In accordance with a launch, 5 Sixty By Wolfgang Puck, the upscale Asian restaurant that sits atop Reunion Tower, is closing not simply all through the pandemic, however completely.
A launch says that, “with the closure of Reunion Tower because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been determined that 5 Sixty restaurant will stay closed to bear scheduled enhancements. Given this prolonged closure, together with the unknown timeline because of the Coronavirus, 5 Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is not going to reopen.”
In an announcement, chef/proprietor Wolfgang Puck says, “I’m very pleased with the eating expertise we created at 5 Sixty and the gifted workforce who’ve labored so laborious for us over these previous 11 years. We’re grateful to our loyal shoppers and to the Dallas neighborhood for his or her assist.”
5 Sixty opened in early 2009 within the metropolis’s most distinctive eating room, contained in the landmark tower encased in flickering lights. The eating room had at all times been an important day place, however having famed L.A. chef Wolfgang Puck in Dallas was a coup.
It was his first restaurant in Dallas, however he was no stranger on the town, having achieved consulting within the 80’s for the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Crescent.
He and a accomplice spent $23 million gutting and redesigning what was beforehand the fine-dining restaurant Antares. The identify “5 Sixty” was chosen in a ballot, and got here from its placement at 560 toes over Dallas.
The restaurant’s Asian-inspired meals excelled, with the whole lot from steak to sushi. The chef workforce included the acclaimed sushi grasp Hiroyuki “Fuji” Fujino, a local of Japan who’d labored with Puck because the 80’s.
Plenty of wonderful cooks labored there throughout its reign, together with Sara Johannes, Jacob Williamson, and Patton Robertson. As well as, they maintained an excellent pastry program with devoted pastry cooks akin to Isla Vargas, Erika Lucio, and Lina Biancamano of High Chef: Simply Desserts fame.
The restaurant was additionally famous for its festive annual celebration of Chinese New Year, with an progressive particular menu launched yearly.
The closure is a serious loss.
The discharge says that Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck indoor/outside commentary deck will reestablish visitor visiting hours as quickly as permitted by native and state officers.
Puck nonetheless maintains a presence within the Dallas market via his Wolfgang Puck Catering operations, together with in-home and on-location occasions and within the following venues: Union Station, Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Nasher Sculpture Heart, AT&T Performing Arts Heart, and The Theatre at Grand Prairie.