Whoa: Fort Worth dining destination (and Eater 38 resident) Lanny's Alta Cocina is closing. Per an email blast sent to customers yesterday, chef/owner Lanny Lancarte has decided to shut down his nine-year old West 7th ode to fine Mexican cuisine. Later this summer he'll open a healthy concept called Righteous Foods in a new space.
Lancarte had this to say via the Lanny's Alta Cocina Facebook page:
I want to take the time to thank you, our loyal customers, for allowing me to serve you the past nine years. It has been an honor and I truly appreciate the support that you all have given me to pursue a dream. The past decade has been an incredible ride. However, for more than a few years, my heart has been pulling me in a different direction and I am filled with excitement to follow this path. The dining scene in Fort Worth is experiencing unprecedented expansion and I have listened to what I am hearing. The biggest itch that needs a scratching, is a place to eat that is delicious but also happens to be good for you.He further tells the Star-Telegram that Righteous Foods will focus "more on whole, natural foods that have healing qualities." It'll serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and will feature so-hot-right-now cold-pressed juices and drinking vinegars on tap. Not all hope is lost for Alta Cocina fans, though; the menu will still be available via the catering side of Lancarte's operation.
· Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana [Facebook]
· Lanny Lancarte's Alta Cocina Mexicana to Close [DFW.com]
· Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana [Official]