Ted Stelzenmuller has parted ways with Of Love & Regret, the Canton restaurant he opened this spring with Stillwater Ales founder Brian Strumke. The chef is now back at Jack's Bistro full time.
Both Stelzenmuller and Strumke have acknowledged "creative differences" about the direction of the menu at Of Love & Regret.
For the short term, chef de cuisine Keith Curley, formerly of Red Maple and Aida Bistro, will be running Of Love & Regret's kitchen, according to Strumke. He will be joined by Joshua Evans, who has worked in Chicago and, moreso, Philadelphia at places like Le Bec-Fin and James on 8th.
But Strumke hesitated to assign titles or positions, or to commit to any particular direction for the menu, except that it will be changing. It is already in gradual transition, Strumke said, and a complete revision will be in place sometime by early October.
In an emailed statement, Strumke said, "OLAR is intended to be a personally curated gallery for my work and the works of other artists I admire; so in true Stillwater fashion I pulled together resources and decided to execute what I envision to be an almost collaborative kitchen."
Strumke co-owns Of Love and Regret with his sister, Brenda Strumke, and Leigh Travers.