UPDATED – Jason-Paul Febres is heading back to Old Town.
“Now I’m moving back to my roots,” says the man who became known as Sabor Latin Bar & Grille’s first executive chef.
The Venezuela native is returning to Old Town with his own place — a second Taste & See.
“Well, first of all, it’s about time,” Febres says. “I don’t think it was a matter of if we were going to expand. It was a matter of when we were going to expand.”
Febres is taking 4,532 square feet at 252 N. Mosley, which is part of the space developer Dave Burk is converting at the former Doc Howard’s Lounge building.
“I love Old Town,” Febres says. “I like the crowded scene. That’s what I’m made for.”
Febres bounced around to various restaurants before opening Taste & See with a partner at Office This in the former Wichita Mall. Febres says he plans to keep that site, which will be open for lunch, classes and private events. It will be known as Taste & See The Venue.
The new Taste & See will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Febres is planning a “very, very upscale tapas lounge” and “a beautiful patio.”
He’s also working on a new menu.
“It’s going to be a little more out there, and it’s going to be more fun,” Febres says. “I’m going to have the chance to play with more food than I was able to.”