July 3rd, 2017 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Ovinté owners, Jacques Klempf and Fraser Burns have decided to not renew Ovinté’s lease, located at the St. John’s Town Center and close the restaurant effective immediately. In a joint statement, Klempf and Burns said,

“Our group made the business decision to not renew Ovinté’s lease at the St. John’s Town Center. We both feel it is in best interest of the group to focus on our new and exciting projects within the Forking Amazing Restaurants portfolio. We were thrilled to be one of the first locally owned and operated restaurants at the St. Johns Town Center, and we are forever thankful for our dedicated employees, loyal guests, and the entire Jacksonville community for supporting our concepts and projects throughout the city. The independent restaurant community is growing and is a huge part of the continued development of Jacksonville. Our group is looking forward to more continued growth and expansion this year.”

Information about the closing:

  • All outstanding gift cards will be honored at Bistro AIX or IL DESCO
  • Effective July 3rd, 2017
  • Wine Locker Members will be contacted directly for coordination about individual inventory


About Forking Amazing Restaurants:

Forking Amazing Restaurants is an independent restaurant group based in Jacksonville, Florida, which comprises Bistro Aix, Il Desco and the Cowford Chophouse (currently under construction). To learn more about the FAR group, visit forkingamazingrestaurants.com.