Further details have emerged regarding the Portland restaurant plans of Chris Gould, who was until very recently the chef at Uni. The Portland Press Herald's food blog Maine a la Carte says that Gould, a Maine native who recently won the "lobster world series," is still scouting locations and plans to serve "tapas-style small plates" that aren't particularly tied to any one cuisine: "it’s not going to be necessarily Spanish or French or Italian." Gould says the menu will change daily and will be “kind of chef’s whim... depending on what’s available, what’s fresh."
And yes, there will be sashimi. The current reigning sashimi champ of Portland would have to be Miyake, which Gould is less impressed with since the restaurant moved. He finds the new location to be "fairly expensive" and says it "feels like they’re trying too hard." Which is perhaps why Gould plans to charge about $12 a dish at his upcoming venture and hopes to serve until 12 or 1am.
· Chris Gould leaves Uni, will start a Portland restaurant [~EBOS~]
· More on lobster competition and new Portland restaurant [Maine a la Carte]
· All coverage of Uni on Eater [~EBOS~]
[Photo: Chris Gould/Uni]