Fans of Bar Cara (and we are among them) will be sad to learn that the restaurant, which opened in January 2010, closed it doors Sunday night and was sold this morning.
Chef/owner Ryan DePersio describes the sale of Bar Cara as bittersweet.
“Our last night of service was Sunday night,” says DePersio. “My family and I are very proud of what we achieved at Bar Cara. Our staff at Bar Cara is an amazing team that I’m sure will continue to offer great food and service. They all are staying on board with new owners Dennis and Chris Lukic. A father and son team that will do a superb job as well.”
DePersio will miss Bar Cara, but is excited to focus on his other ventures, which include Montclair’s Fascino, which reopens this Thursday, July 18, after a full renovation on the dining room. Chris Pavone from Bar Cara has moved over to Fascino as general manager. DePersio promises to send us a sneak peek of Fascino’s new look, where, thankfully, we can still get those incredible mascarpone polenta fries.
We’ll update as we learn more about the new restaurant coming to the former Bar Cara space.