Seasoned Boise chef and restaurateur Richard Langston will have to wait one more week to open his signature restaurant Richard’s at the Inn at 500 Capitol.
“Trying to open a restaurant Christmas week was taking a risk,” Langston says. “There are just too many unfinished details.”
The cause is a few last-minute construction delays, some related to the extreme weather of the past month. The restaurant will open officially Monday, Jan. 9, rather than on Jan. 2.
“We’ll have everything in place, with all the finishing touches,” Langston says.
Langston has been the chef and owner at restaurants in Boise’s Hyde Park and the North End since the 1990s. Langston closed Richard’s Cafe Vicino at 808 W. Fort St., last week.
The swanky boutique hotel itself plans to open Jan. 17, and room reservations are being taken now. The hotel’s grand opening celebration will be Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12.
Look for more details about Richard’s in next week’s Scene.