Chef Martin Heuser hopes to create an Affare to remember

  • The former Bar Natasha becomes chef Martin Heuser’s Affare restaurant in May.

I could have sworn that the sign in front of 1911 Main had been painted with the word bagatelle – a trifle, a short musical composition – a month or so ago. The sign now boasts the upcoming restaurant Affare. Both concepts were the creation of chef Martin Heuser, former executive chef and food and beverage manager at the Westin Crown Center. Heuser decided to nix Bagatelle as a possible name when, he says, “a very upset French restaurateur in a different city called me, threatening me with lawyers because he owns the right to use that word for a restaurant. That’s when I changed my plans to open a semi-French restaurant to a completely German restaurant.”

So there.

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