Chef Shuffle

New Chef for Poco Wine Room

Closing? Who’s closing? Poco announces a change in the kitchen.

By Jessica Voelker August 29, 2011

Despite its for-sale status, Poco Wine Room hires a new chef.

Photo: Poco Wine Room via Facebook

After announcing, in early August, their plans to sell Capitol Hill vino bar Poco Wine Room, owners Peter Moore and Bart Reynolds clarified in a newsletter this weekend that the bar will not close simply because it’s on the market.

And in fact, Poco has a new chef. Zephyr Paquette, who has cooked at Cafe Flora, Dandelion, and Elliott Bay Cafe, will replace Ally Rael in the kitchen.

So, who is buying? “We’re talking with some great potential buyers, and we’re expecting to have some great news for you later this year,” write Moore and Reynolds.

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