Over the weekend, we heard from Frank McClelland's team that the star L'Espalier chef is not, in fact, going to open a La Brasa restaurant in East Somerville after all. However: The rumors aren't too far off. Also, meat is involved.
Instead, we hear that longtime member of the Sel de la Terre & L'Espalier culinary team Daniel Bojorquez (he's currently chef de cuisine at Natick's SDLT) will open Las Brasa at 118 Broadway. This isn't a McClelland project, although Grub Street is told via a rep that the chef will "continue to mentor" Bojorquez through the transition and help him navigate the challenges of opening a restaurant for the first time. We're also told that the restaurant will be "meat-focused," with a South American influence.
We wish Bojorquez lots of luck!