I received this note today from Bruce Goldberg, owner of Carlyle. The restaurant will be closing on February 14th.
Next month is Carlyle’s seventh anniversary. February also marks the end of our current lease. Both milestones are significant in that they factor into my decision to announce that Carlyle will serve it’s last meal on Sunday, February 14th.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the many loyal customers, employees, and friends who have made Carlyle special. Though saddened by the closing, I ’m comforted by wonderful memories, ,and the opportunity to have worked with some very talented people.
I hope that over the next two weeks you’ll make a point of joining us for dinner or a drink. In addition to some recent menu changes, Chef Martin will be presenting a special prix fixe dinner , offered on both February 13th and 14th , to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and to serve as our farewell.
On a personal note, my heartfelt thanks to Carlyle’s past and current staff, some of which have been with us from the beginning. Their talent, dedication, and humor has made for a rich and rewarding experience for which I will always be grateful. I would also like to acknowledge the many local vendors who’s fine products and excellent service have become synonymous with a raised bar in Portland dining.
Lastly, I’d like to extend an invitation to all former Carlyle employees to join us for a drink (or two) at 10:00 pm on the 14th. I look forward to seeing you.
Thank you for seven years.