Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Vic and Angelo’s PGA, located at PGA Commons and after operating for 14 years, has been sold to a restaurant group consisting of 2008 James Beard Foundation nominee, Chef Laurent Tourondel according to Jeff Sussman, President of Boca Raton based Sussman Restaurant Brokerage.

The 4,660 square foot restaurant will undergo a major renovation which will include an open kitchen and outside patio bar. The new restaurant will open in October as SCUSI.

Tourondel is chef owner/operator of over a dozen successful restaurants worldwide including: LT Steak and Seafood, Miami, Brasserie Ruhlmann & L’Amico, NYC, LT Burger & Sag Pizza, Sag Harbor, and Hotel Café Royal, London. He was also the founder and executive chef of the BLT (“Bistro Laurent Tourondel”) Restaurant Group with restaurants in the United States and Puerto Rico: BLT Steak, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Fish Shack, BLT Burger, and BLT Market.

Renowned for a career spent reimagining and redefining “American” cooking and classics, at SCUSI, Tourondel will unite his classic training and a passion for simply prepared dishes. “This is the kind of food I love – it’s the food I grew up eating,” says Tourondel. “I am excited to share this style of cooking with my guests. I’ve been waiting years to cook with these beautiful wood-burning ovens in Florida and SCUSI is the perfect place to showcase this rustic, hearth-based cooking I enjoyed with my family many years ago.”

SCUSI will have an Italian inspired menu akin to that of Laurent’s highly successful L’Amico restaurant in New York City. It will be heavily influenced by his upbringing in the European countryside, and a career spent reimagining and redefining “American” cooking and classics including his take on American favorites such as pizza, fired in twin copper-clad, wood-burning ovens, freshly extruded pastas, and selections of charcuterie.

Sussman Restaurant Brokerage is a Boca Raton based exclusive restaurant brokerage specializing in the sale, lease and development of successful restaurants. Prior transactions include Louie Bossie’s, Boca Raton, Spoto’s Oyster Bar, Palm Beach Gardens, New York Prime, Boca Raton, The Rustic Inn, Fort Lauderdale, Tuscan Prime, Fort Lauderdale, Rocco’s Taco’s, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens, Burt & Max’s, Delray Beach, Docks Oyster Bar, New York City, Tap 42, Boca Raton & Midtown, Miami and Elizabetta’s Ristorante Bar Pizzeria, Delray Beach, scheduled to open in this summer, 2019.

For further information please contact Jeff Sussman (561) 302-2858