By COLlive reporter
Owners of Basil Pizza and Wine Bar in Crown Heights are hoping that the new Jewish year brings them good luck and fortune once again.
The popular dairy restaurant, hailed for bringing a new experience to kosher dining, has been in turmoil since losing its kosher certification this past summer, as well as the departure of its manager Clara Perez.
Beginning this Sunday, the restaurant will be temporarily closed. “Basil will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 15th through Tuesday, Oct. 17th,” they announced. Basil will reopen on Wednesday, October 18, with a new chef and a revamped menu.
Owners told COLlive.com that the new chef will be heading up their new hospitality group of restaurants, which includes the long-awaited “Meat” and the recently opened “Bakerie.”
“We will be rolling out our new menu Wednesday,” they said, which will include “all our popular favorites as well as cutting-edge dishes the Kosher world has not seen before.”
As for the kosher status, they said: “It is definitely our intention to get it reinstated in the immediate future.”