What follows are edited comments from the Gazette website reacting to the Gazette story last week about Le Grenier going on the market.
You will be missed, Jean. My wife Pat and I will forever remember nights at your delicious table . . . especially a night several years ago when we had the absolute pleasure of sitting next to a party which included the lead violinist of the Paris Symphony who treated your guests to a most delightful private concert.
Mason Buddy Marblehead and Vineyard Haven
When I was the innkeeper of the Captain Dexter house next door, we would melt from the aromas from the kitchen. Once I gave Chef a fish I had caught, he cooked it up for him and his mother and gave me back my lure from its belly. The best to you, Chef! Lori Dalrymple San Diego, Calif.
You have always been a highlight of our summers — yours was the first restaurant my parents brought me to on the Vineyard years ago. I’ll miss dancing upstairs over the winter! Sarah Girotti Vineyard Haven and Boston
One point six million is a bargain for the property not to mention including the two businesses. Hope someone continues the legacy. Lisa Madison Edgartown
Mr. Dupon should sell Le Grenier to his children or grandchildren. That would ensure the consistency that he and his customers value. Christine Powers Waltham
Jean, there is no other proprietor with such grace and charm as you. Of course the food is superb! Enjoy your new life. You worked hard for it. No one can take your place. Toujours l’amour. Carolyn Murphy Cumberland, R.I.
Oh no! Where will we go for our anniversary dinner now? This has been a real tradition. We’ll have to convince Jean to cook for us every July 6 from now on.
We’ll also have to retrieve our roses and champagne corks from the 26-plus years that we’ve been celebrating our marriage there.
Many, many, many thanks to Jean for his wonderful friendship and food! It all started with those mussels we brought him 30 years ago and traded for a dinner, after we harvested them off a sunken boat off Gay Head. We will certainly miss the restaurant and the food.
Susan and Robert Baum Derby, Conn.
Jean, thanks for all those fabulous meals over the years. My parents, Don and Marian Mohr, spent many years dining year-round at your wonderful restaurant. You’ll certainly be missed by locals and summer crowds alike. Steve Fletcher Tega Cay, S.C.