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    KevinS is offline
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    Ocean Out, L'Avventura In

    Ocean is no more. It is being replaced by L'Avventura, an Italian restaurant/pizzeria. The sign didn't photograph well, but it's the only photo that I have. Same owner, no word on opening date.

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    Yes, L'Avventura with two v's. I had to Google it. Italian for Adventure. Also, according to IMDB it's a classic 1960 Italian movie - "A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other."

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    Keep up the good work, Kevin and Kate. Great having your keen eyes discovering what's new on St Barth
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    andynap is offline
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    Had a nice dinner at Ocean with some misgivings. They come and they go.


    Andy

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    Thumbs up

    Had dinner there last February, after hearing good reviews .
    We were totally disappointed.
    Service was awful, and there were only 3 tables of diners.
    A demitasse spoon was served with the soup.
    The woman (the owner) said that they didn't have soup spoons.
    Food just fair.
    We felt that the management was totally amateurish.
    So now the same woman is going to open an Italian restaurant??:culpability:

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    kent1994 is offline
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    We will not miss Ocean.

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    We like Isola but glad to hopefully have a second good Italian eatery!

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    L'Avventura Out, Orega In

    One and done. L'Avventura is no more.

    Orega is self-described as a Fine Dining restaurant serving Japanese French Fusion food.

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    katva is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    One and done. L'Avventura is no more.

    Orega is self-described as a Fine Dining restaurant serving Japanese French Fusion food.
    Kate Kova and her fiancÚ Greg's new place. I hear it will be good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    One and done. L'Avventura is no more.

    Orega is self-described as a Fine Dining restaurant serving Japanese French Fusion food.
    Strange combination. Sashimi with a beurre blanc sauce??


    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    Strange combination.
    One of Nantucket's most finically successful restos does the Japanese French fusion things beautifully. Check out the Pearl. KR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reed View Post
    One of Nantucket's most finically successful restos does the Japanese French fusion things beautifully. Check out the Pearl. KR
    I checked it out and not much French. Pan Asian/Coastal. Chevre is still goat cheese :)


    Andy

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    Patrick is offline
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    There are a few pics on their Facebook page but the link to their website is not working

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    Bart -my real name- is offline
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    Was this at the old Wall House location? I can't keep track anymore

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    Old Sapotillier location
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    any info on what is going into Provenca location?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart -my real name- View Post
    Was this at the old Wall House location? I can't keep track anymore
    It's hard, Bart. It was formerly Sapotillier/B4/Ocean/L'Avventura and will now be Orega. Across the street from Eddy's.

    I haven't seen a name yet for the new restaurant at the former Wall House/Provenca location. The last that I heard is that it will have a Greek menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    any info on what is going into Provenca location?
    It is said to be Pascal Ramette's (Pa Cri) new venture, with a Greek menu.

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    Still miss this duo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    Old Sapotillier location
    Its too bad that nothing is working out here. Such a lovely space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marybeth View Post
    Its too bad that nothing is working out here. Such a lovely space.
    It's a tough business. Without deep pockets, long hours, the right location, the right staff, and the right concept, it's a good way to lose a lot of money. Even with deep pockets, it sometimes just becomes a slow way to lose a lot of money.

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    Pascal's new venture-think Mediterranean. Lots of fish and he tells us other things as well. Hope to visit in January 2016, Pascal hopes to open first week in December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    It's a tough business. Without deep pockets, long hours, the right location, the right staff, and the right concept, it's a good way to lose a lot of money. Even with deep pockets, it sometimes just becomes a slow way to lose a lot of money.
    Absolutely, and not just in the islands. Its a lifetime lifestyle commitment to own a restaurant.

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    Such a tough career. Such a tough business. Amazing when one lasts many years.
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    Eddy's and Maya's come to mind. Manu is working on a good run too.
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    Yes, but not just here. A tough business all over the world.
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    I think that the name actually is "Ortega" . . . owned by Gregory Ortega. His "wife" (as characterized to me) owns the adjacent art gallery ("Ortega Art Gallery" -- https://www.facebook.com/ortegaartgallery/). When there recently, I met Gregory and found him to be completely charming, very young, quite serious about his business, and fluent in English. I also spoke with the chef and several waiters. I believe that they're planning to open on November 21. From what I saw of the renovations, the place is going to be very nice looking . . . the glizt left over from "B4" is gone. I'm excited for them . . . the Japanese / French infusion theme seemed to be well planned, and the attention being given to execution was highly professional and impressive. I wish them great success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    I think that the name actually is "Ortega" . . . owned by Gregory Ortega. His "wife" (as characterized to me) owns the adjacent art gallery ("Ortega Art Gallery" -- https://www.facebook.com/ortegaartgallery/). When there recently, I met Gregory and found him to be completely charming, very young, quite serious about his business, and fluent in English. I also spoke with the chef and several waiters. I believe that they're planning to open on November 21. From what I saw of the renovations, the place is going to be very nice looking . . . the glizt left over from "B4" is gone. I'm excited for them . . . the Japanese / French infusion theme seemed to be well planned, and the attention being given to execution was highly professional and impressive. I wish them great success!
    Me too, they are a lovely young couple and I'd love to see a new place succeed there !

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    Went by Provenca last week, and it was all torn up. I don't understand ....didn't they just re-do all the tiles, floors, etc? The shades were down, and they were working on it.
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    amyb is offline
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    Yes, a total do over by the new owners.
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