Gilead Café and Wine Bar is closing next month (but if anyone wants to keep it open, it’s for sale)

Gilead Café and Wine Bar is closing next month (but if anyone wants to keep it open, it’s for sale)

(Image: Renée Suen) (Image: Renée Suen)
 

On Thursday, Jamie Kennedy announced through a tweet that Gilead Café and Wine Bar, his cozy bistro hidden down a Corktown laneway, would close at the end of next month. A day later, the chef had another announcement: the restaurant and everything in it was up for sale, right down to its “three-litre continuous feed ice cream maker.” The restaurant, open since 2008, underwent a redux early last year, bringing back evening dinner and drinks service after kiboshing it for event space in 2012. It’s up to the new owners whether or not the Gilead name stays, but just in case the new folks aren’t french fry lovers, fans of chef Kennedy’s frites (he’s one, himself) have until March 31 to get their fill.