Nick Liu leaves Niagara Street Café to open an Asian brasserie
After manning the stoves at Niagara Street Café for three years, Nick Liu, who won acclaim for his ever-changing menus and creative takes on Asian ingredients, has left to open his own place. As Eric Vellend reported on Winefox, Liu’s last night at the cozy King West restaurant was on New Year’s Eve, where he served a six-course tasting menu featuring some of his greatest hits from 2011. Liu tells us that during his stint at Niagara Street, his first as an executive chef, he “learned to be a more creative and resourceful chef.” Next up for him, an “Asian brasserie” concept he’s developing with his partners, slated to open later this year. “I’m using new techniques and adapting classic dishes,” he told us. “Y’know—shit my dad made.”
6 thoughts on “Nick Liu leaves Niagara Street Café to open an Asian brasserie”
He is a very creative chef, open to any challenges. With a strong following at NSC, He will do well in this new venture.
Great news! Good luck Nick! Keep your nose clean!
OK, how about telling where his new restaurant will be located or is it a secret?
I had the chance to chat with Nick briefly this weekend, and he’s apparently at Niagara Street Cafe until the end of January, before he sets off to do his own thing. He doesn’t want to spill the beans on the new resto’s location until the ink is dry on the paperwork, so to speak.
Great news to hear that Nick did so well at Niagara Street Cafe and receiving raving reviews. Even greater news that he is eventually going to open up his own place. From London, Nick, we wish you all the success in this new venture. Well done and good luck.
Nick outdid himself on his last night near the end of January. i can’t remember the exact date as NSC has an excellent wine menu. i am looking forward to visiting Nick’s new restaurant when it opens but i’m equally looking forward to tasting the new menu at Niagara STreet Cafe. Glad to see it’s still busy whenever i walk by!
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