Posted 28 June 2019 - 04:02 AM
Bayona is a shadow of what it used to be. Lots of menus read well. But, places become complacent because of the sheer number of tourists to fill seats (see my comments below-and reference the same phenomenon in LV). Her Lakeside place is better. But, IMO, not worth the trek.
Cochon has brought back some of the staff that was in place during the heyday. There is some serious progress back to those days. Matt, the current GM, has been with the company for over 10 years. I met him when he tended bar at Cochon while he was in college. He was at Cochon for 5 years before moving to Peche to help open it. Then over to Butcher, as GM to get it in shape. Now back to Cochon to wield the ax and get rid of the culture that had made Cochon a shadow of what it once was. He has made it clear that no one is immune from being fired if they don’t toe the line. I was there for lunch earlier in the week. While it is a work in progress, it is definitely moving in the right direction. The laissez-faire attitude of ‘tourist will always fill the seats, so turn and burn’ is definitely gone.