restaurant Bar Reverie

A chef shakeup. A new Brandywine Restaurant. A look at old faves

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

  Manisha Collet-Govinden, the opening chef at Bar Reverie in Greenville, is no longer at the restaurant.   Owner David Dietz had “moved mountains” to bring the family to Delaware. (They previously owned a restaurant in Paris.) But ultimately, it was not a good fit. The new chef, Steve Taplin, started Sept. 17 after working on new dishes at Dietz’s BBC …

Pam George Small Wonder Big Bites Delaware

A mac-and-cheese faceoff; Bar Reverie opens; Monty’s ‘Claw’

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Dining in Delaware is far from dull. The state — aka the Small Wonder — boasts James Beard Award nominees, reality cooking show stars and a supportive network of chefs, restaurateurs and industry associations. So, if you’re in the culinary doldrums, it might be because you haven’t kept up on the tasty gossip. We’re here to spill the tea. Mac …

food Takeout delivery

Food takeout, delivery still strong, but comes with cost

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

During the pandemic’s peak, restaurant takeout soared. Partly, that’s because it was the only option in spring 2020. However, more than a few consumers still haven’t dined inside, and others have grown accustomed to the convenience of taking dinner home or having it delivered. As a result, takeout is still trending. However, the demand can stress the kitchen, which is …