Month: November 2022

Tempus to Reopen Under New Leadership and Vision

Tempus’ new concept will focus on unique pop-up dinners, rich with storytelling and culinary history, featuring local food + beverage artisans as well as celebrated local chefs. With the exit of previous Chef Ben Grupe, Tempus Owner Peter Brickler has brought on the culinary team of Vito & Amy Racanelli to lead Tempus’ next chapter. The husband and wife duo will bring with them over 20 years of culinary expertise in the restaurant industry.

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Tempus in the Grove is reopening with new culinary team hosting pop-ups and private events

Three months after the departure of chef Ben Grupe, Tempus at 4370 Manchester Ave. in the Grove has announced plans for the restaurant’s future. Owner Peter Brickler has recruited Vito and Amy Racanelli, known for Big V’s Craft BBQ, to head a reinvention that will see Tempus return with a series of pop-up dinners and events, as well as being available as a private events space.

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Tempus to reopen for pop-up dinners and boutique events

Vito and Amy Racanelli will be at the helm for events at the acclaimed restaurant, in addition to offering to-go barbecue on Fridays.

After temporarily closing this summer, Tempus in The Grove will reopen later this month with some familiar faces at the helm: Vito and Amy Racanelli.

The new concept will focus on collaborative pop-up dinners and curated events, according to a press release, beginning with a ticketed spaghetti dinner next Wednesday, November 23. “That’s my wheelhouse, so why not the night before Thanksgiving?” quips Vito.

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