Reno chef Estee buys Basque restaurant in Gardnerville
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — An acclaimed Reno chef has purchased a famous Basque restaurant and pub in Gardnerville.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports Mark Estee (ESS’-tee) bought the Overland Restaurant & Pub in the historic former Overland Hotel on Oct. 1.
It marks the 12th restaurant Estee has owned or operated in the Truckee Meadows in the last 16 years. He currently owns the Liberty Food & Wine Exchange in Reno and The Union Eatery Taphouse Coffee in Carson City.
The Overland Hotel south of Carson City was one of several rooming houses built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Northern Nevada to accommodate immigrant sheep herders. It dates to 1902.
Elvira Cenoz retired from the Overland in September 2014 after nearly 50 years. Earlier that year, the Park family purchased the Overland and subsequently opened the Overland Restaurant & Pub.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com