A spiny lobster salad at Aqua in San Francisco.
One of San Francisco's highest rated restaurants is making a change at top in an attempt to recapture some of its past glory.
A rough week for Aqua is ending with a report the restaurant is being taken over by a new owner, according to San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer. The two-time, two-star Michelin Award winner lost both of its stars earlier this week and now it has a new owner.
The Bacchus Management Group will take over the restaurant after beating out a bid by "three well-known chefs" to take over.
Aqua lost its two Michelin stars earlier this week, following the departure of Chef Laurent Manrique amidst a feud among the family that owns the restaurant. The restaurant will remain the same until the new year and then a conversation will take place about whether the name will be retained.