Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Brialy takes over kitchen at The Century House

Dominique Brialy
LATHAM -- Dominique Brialy, who left The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar late this summer, didn't travel far for his next gig.

Brialy, who uses the name Dom Sud on Facebook, is the new executive chef at The Century House, just a touch over a mile away.

The Century House is nearly 66 years old, and in addition to its Federal-style tavern and restaurant serves food in its banquet rooms for business events, weddings and the like. Says Brialy, "I love my life. Come visit me!"

The Epicurean was the second U.S. venue for the French-born Brialy, who came here in 2004 to cook at the since-closed Saratoga Bistro. In France, he had studied at the Hôtellerie L'Arlequin in Montmelian, and worked as a sous chef at the Restaurant du Gourmet at the Paris Hilton.

He joined Claire and Sandy Pogue in 2006 when their Epicurean business was located at Sterup Square in Raymertown, nine miles east of the Troy city line. There, it was more specialty store than restaurant, as its original name, but kept seguing toward bistro status. In 2010, they moved it to the former Vin Santo space in the Latham Farms shopping complex, refocused and renaming the operation and tremendously expanding its wine portfolio. Claire Pogue, a trained chef, took over the kitchen when Brialy left.

The Century House is located at 997 New Loudon Road. Phone: 785-0931.

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