Pearl will not take over chef Don Saunders's In Season location

Pearl will not take over chef Don Saunders's In Season location
Sasha Landskov

Chef Don Saunders of The Kenwood just announced that his new concept restaurant slated to take over the old In Season location will no longer be moving forward.

See also: In Season closing for the summer, will resurface this fall

Saunders closed his restaurant In Season earlier this summer with plans to reopen this fall with an entirely new concept focused on fine dining tasting menus. The new restaurant, then-called Pearl, was going to be open only a limited time during the week -- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights -- while still focusing on In Season's dedication to serving only seasonal fare.

In a recent post on the In Season website, Saunders explains his reasoning behind the decision:

As many of you know, In Season has closed for the summer. Our plan was to reopen in the Fall with a new, more "fine dining" concept. After much consideration on how this new venture would affect my life, both professionally and personally, I have decided not to move forward with the reopening. I am blessed to have two things I want to focus my attention on - The Kenwood Restaurant and a wonderful family!

For those of you looking forward to the reopening, I can understand the disappointment. I would encourage you to check out The Kenwood, where we offer much of what In Season offered and more - great service, seasonally changing menu, etc... and we offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.

Thank you all for the incredible support you showed to In Season. We had an absolute blast while we were there!

To find out more about the Kenwood, check our our review and take our photo tour.

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