After five years of serving up his take on Gulf Coast cuisine, Chef Ryan Hildebrand has shuttered Triniti Restaurant.
Announced via release, the restaurant closed its doors after Super Bowl Sunday. In its five year tenure, the restaurant earned praise for its design from the James Beard Awards, and even scored a coveted visit from former First Lady Michelle Obama during her tenure. Opened in 2011, the restaurant later added Sanctuari Bar in 2014, which has also closed.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Triniti’s closure. I want to thank our staff. I have had the opportunity to work with amazing, amazingly talented people that have become more than friends. They have become family, and I will miss them dearly,” said Hildebrand in a statement. “I want to thank this city for the venue in which to practice our craft and share our visions. I am excited for the next chapter – for my self, my family, and for the staff of Triniti.”
Most recently, Hildebrand has been working on opening up FM Burger, but it looks as if that concept may be undergoing some changes as well. Now, it looks as if the restaurant, now called FM Bar + Kitchen, may focus on more than just being a burger joint. It’s set to debut at some point in the spring.
Eater has reached out to Hildebrand for more details on the closure and the changes to FM Bar + Kitchen. Stay tuned.