Jedidiah over at New Raleigh reports that Enoteca Vin has closed. Vin is co-owned by Chrish Peel, owner of Carolina Wine Company, which suddenly shut its doors earlier this month. The demise of Vin has been confirmed by other restaurateurs, as they started to receive applications from Vin’s former employees yesterday.
The closing of Vin, one of the Triangle’s top restaurants, is a very sad event. Vin is the first home of Lantern’s Andrea Reusing and Poole’s Diner’s Ashley Christensen. I had one of the best meals ever at Vin when Ashley cooked a special dinner for the benefit of the eGullet Society of Culinary Arts and Letters. The restaurant always seemed to do well, despite its location, and it had a strong following.
There’s a lot of grumbling about the closing of CWC, but it appears that in this economy, everyone is struggling. Let’s hope that the closing of Vin is an anomaly, and not a sign of more things to come.