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Side Dishes: Phil Gentile will not join the new Black Door



Montpelier may associate the name Phil Gentile with the Black Door Bar and Bistro, but according to Gentile, the spot’s former owner, “It’s not one and the same anymore.” Last week, when we revealed that former River Run owner Ignacio Ruiz will reopen the space as a tapas bar on May 1, we reported in error that Gentile would come on board as opening host.

It turns out Gentile already has his hands full. “I’m consulting with Kismet right now, and I might be consulting on a new project to be determined soon,” says the restaurateur, who also helped open the original A Single Pebble. “I am still out there, interested in working on a part-time basis on [restaurant] design and start-ups.”

Our apologies to Messrs. Gentile and Ruiz.

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