The day has come! Paul Qui has announced that he will stay in Austin to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant on South Lamar. Breathe a sigh of relief, Austin!
According to Serious Eats NY, “[the] restaurant will have two separate spaces that share a single kitchen: a 50-seat dining room and then a 12-seat bar where he’ll serve a tasting menu.” Qui expanded a little bit more on his new restaurant, saying it will ”sort of [be] like a kaiseki? But not really like that. The plates will be a little bigger than sushi bites. It’ll be my style of food: Asian-esque.” Qui further said that he had much of his concept down until traveling to Copenhagen, where he found a great deal more of inspiration.