Seven years after Chef Adolfo Garcia started serving white truffle popcorn and house made sausage flatbreads to moviegoers as they lounged in front of the big screens at The Theatres at Canal Place, he has parted ways with the upscale movie house. Also, it’s no longer called The Theatres at Canal Place.
Regal Cinemas took over the spot that had been operated by Southern Theatres and switched the name to Cinnebarre Canal Place 9, reports NOLA.COM. In a switch that a company spokesperson describes as “seamless,” it marks the end of the road for Garcia’s Gusto. The theater will continue to serve a full cafe menu, though not under Garcia’s leadership and brand. The new menu, which hasn’t changed much, has already been posted on the Regal website.
Garcia’s Central City restaurant, Primitivo, known for open hearth cooking and caveman sensibilities, closed in May. His other restaurants include southern eatery, High Hat; Neopolitan pizza shop, Ancora; and Argentine steakhouse, La Boca.