Sad news from the Louisiana Flair Facebook page today: Chef Nate is closing up shop due to a lack of money.
Read his touching letter to his customers after the jump.
To you my customers this is Chef Nate; first of all I would like to inform you that I am closing my restaurant, it has been a pleasure and a privilege serving you. The past 4 and a half years have been the most fun I have had in my entire life You have brought me so much joy, and how could I close without telling how I feel? When I moved to Richmond I hated this town, then I opened Louisiana Flair and I met you. You opened up your heart and I couldn’t find a way to hate it; you let me into your comfort zone, you allowed me to introduce you to new things and also give you my heart.
The reason I am closing this restaurant is I have no more money; times are tight and the neighboring businesses have laid off so many of my regular customers that I no longer see enough folks to meet the bills. I have put everything I have into making you happy and that has made me happy.
Have you ever fallen in love? I did again when I met you. So, to you my friends all over Virginia, this country and over the other countries of this world that I have met; thank you for a wonderful experience. I will be closing around the end of July and it will hurt me more than you can imagine. Thank you for all of your gifts and your support, how many times can I say thank you 10,000,000,000 that’s not enough. May God bless you and may God keep you until we meet again. I will be back; God is taking me to another level where I can serve you better and still be the only authentic Cajun restaurant in the state of Virginia also I Love You and there is nothing that you can do about it.