On November 27, 2007, Kearney and Sand opened Rue Dumaine in Centerville, Ohio.”Rue Dumaine” was the street on which Peristyle, Chef Anne’s first New Olreans restaurant was located . Rue Dumaine has gone on to win both awards and recognition for their food, wine list and service. Kearney has been recognized nine times by the James Beard Foundation, as one of the top chefs in the country.
This morning Chef Anne sent this eblast out to her loyal customers:
“It takes a village”…while this African proverb references the raising of children, I am writing this with a deep sense of gratitude toward my village – the Rue Dumaine krewe, farmers, artisans, purveyors, and guests who have helped me build something special in the Dayton dining community over the last 8 years. When Rue Dumaine opened back in November 2007, I was happy to be back in my hometown, ready to share my love of good food with any & all. As I look back on this journey I am very proud of the mark Rue Dumaine has made in this community, but I also know that nothing remains the same; things must evolve or die away. Although change can be unsettling, it can also be exciting and open the door to greater opportunities. With that in mind, I have made the choice to let go of things I can’t change and focus on the things I can. For Rue Dumaine this means restructuring our food service program.
Between now Tuesday, April 19th and Saturday, May 7, 2016 Rue Dumaine will continue to operate during its normal business hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 5-9pm; Friday lunch 11:30am-1:30pm; and Friday – Saturday 5-10pm. The last evening of our regular restaurant service will be Saturday, May 7.
Beginning May 8, 2016, the restaurant’s operations will transition to private events, plus monthly special dinners and events that are open to the public. These special dinners will include a monthly wine dinner, local farmer’s HARVEST dinner, four monthly POP-UP dinners (different every evening, prix fixe menus, wine optional), plus assorted cocktail and cooking classes (dates yet to be determined). During the growing season we are hosting monthly in-house RUE Dumaine Farmer’s Market showcasing our regions bounty turned into ready to eat foods to be enjoyed at your home. At any time of operation Rue Dumaine gift cards will be honored.
In re-structuring our food service program we will provide the Dayton area with dining opportunities featuring our classic style of food and beverage service personalized for your private event needs. This approach allows us to accommodate the ever-growing demand for private events while continuing to serve our loyal customers.
We will focus our attention on each event personally resulting in success for all parties involved. Who doesn’t want to eat a good meal at their next Board meeting or Pharmaceutical dinner? Whether it is a monthly business meeting with the management team (enjoy a nice meal then get down to business), your poppa’s 70th birthday celebration, graduation party, last minute rehearsal dinner, dinner club get-together, or even your daughters intimate wedding celebration; the RUE may well be the right fit.
I will remain invested in Rue Dumaine as we move forward building upon the reputation we have made for ourselves in this community. We look forward to continuing to serve you and yours during this transition.