Ed “George Steinbrenner” Bailey has announced his culinary dream team for Bailey’s Prime Plus restaurant set to open in mid-September in the new Park Lane development across Central Expressway from Northpark.
Starting at co-execuchefs are Israel “Izzy” Voirin and Christopher “Christopher” Meier. Izzy recently played for Nick & Sam’s; Christopher spent five years at Capital Grille. Both will follow corporate execuchef Oona Settembre’s game plan closely. Leading off at sommelier will be Jeffrey “Jeff” Ivy, a veteran cork popper at Cool River and Pappas Bros Steakhouse in Dallas. Jeff also lists himself as a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, and a Top Texas Sommelier (not familiar with this one).
Excuse me, Mr. Bailey, tell me how you feel? “I am extremely proud of the team we have assembled for Bailey’s Park Lane,” said owner Ed Bailey. “We sought out the finest and most experienced talent we could find and we are looking forward to welcoming our first customers in September.” Wait, Mr. Bailey…If this is true, then why did you let Judd Fruia go? Mr. Bailey? Hello?