Note: This article has been updated to clarify Henry Salgado's role at Luke's in Maitland.
Henry and Michele Salgado have sold their critically acclaimed New Smyrna Beach restaurant, Spanish River Grill. The restaurant, which opened in December of 1999, featured chef Henry Salgado’s modern approach to Latin cuisine.
The Salgados had also owned Txokos Basque Kitchen at East End Market but sold it last year. That restaurant has since closed.
The new owner of Spanish River Grill is Henry Rodriguez. Attempts to reach Rodriquez were not successful. The restaurant’s website still features the Salgados as the owners, so it isn’t clear what, if any, changes Rodriguez might make.
Michele Salgado says the couple are in the process of purchasing property off of New Smyrna Beach’s Flagler Avenue to open a new concept this spring. In the meantime, Henry, pictured at left, is working at Luke’s Kitchen and Bar in Maitland, which debuts today.