Counter 3.Five.VII, the upscale downtown tasting menu restaurant, is closing. Its last day of service will be on Saturday, July 28. Executive chef Alan Delgado told CultureMap that the restaurant’s owner, Eric Earthman, is selling the 315 Congress Avenue space.
Earthman opened Counter 3.Five.VII, known for dishing out three-, five-, or seven-course tasting menus, with co-founding chef Lawrence Kocurek in 2015. Kocurek left a few months later to focus on his family, and chef de cuisine Damien Brockway was promoted to executive chef.
Brockway left the restaurant in October 2017 (He was originally going to open a restaurant in the Line Austin Hotel, but instead he is working on his own project.), and Delgado, who worked at South Lamar coffee shop Patika, became the new executive chef.
The upscale restaurant added more casual service throughout its three years of service, like the wine bar with oysters and snacks and the a la carte lunch.
Delgado still runs his own pop-up dinner series unrelated to Counter. The next Mexican-themed dinner is still taking place at the restaurant on Sunday, July 29, with guest chefs Adam Brick, Philip Speer, and Yoni Lang. He told Eater that he is looking to potentially open his own restaurant.
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