Update July 19: Derek Dammann is opening a new restaurant.
A flurry of work-related activity kept me away from the Chowhound boards and blogs for the past couple weeks, and so I missed the news that Restaurant DNA closed a couple weeks ago. The last dinner was June 2.
There are few things to note at the passing of DNA: the food was inventive, and when it opened it was close to the cutting edge of nose-to-tail eating. That you were going to have offal in your tasting menu was never a question; the question was the form it would take and how delicious it would be.
The wine list was so devoted to Canadian wines, and I have to say, over a number of meals there, I discovered a lot of good Canadian wine, and some great Canadian wine. That was a wonderful education that I’ll miss.
The atmosphere, which I once described as the inside of a Borg ship, was dark, high-tech and antiseptic, and somehow that was right for the rich, delicious food and wine.
I had many great meals at DNA. I’ll miss it.