When Suite 100's executive chef, Ted Inserra, called Clean Plate Charlie in the middle of Anthony Bourdain's tribute to El Bulli on last night's No Reservations, we figured it had to be important news.
Inserra told us that he's leaving Suite 100, effective tomorrow, August 3, to join the Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, which is scheduled to open this Friday, August 5.
Inserra told us that though he tried his best to market Suite 100, the business just wasn't there at Riverwalk. "My time was up. I did everything to make it successful," he said. Indeed, Inserra seemed to be Suite 100's biggest champion, putting up specials and pictures on his personal Facebook page daily.
Inserra told us that he can't wait to start at the Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, or O-BHouse, for short. He fell in love with breakfast during Suite 100's brunch service and said the move to the all-breakfast restaurant in Himmarshee was "a natural thing."
Inserra is also taking a step down in title, supporting chef and owner of O-BHouse Rodney Ely, who's been in the restaurant game since 1985. Inserra doesn't seem to mind that at all. "I'm here to back Rodney up. Right now, I'm all about the food," he said.
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We're all about the food too and wish Inserra and Old Breakfast House luck. To see a menu (and plan your meal, accordingly), click here.
Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, 333 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale.
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