Acclaimed restaurant Tristan is closed. Located on the ground floor of the French Quarter Inn, Tristan backers have let their lease expire. The good news is that chef Nate Whiting is still involved with Tristan Catering and is developing a new restaurant at 492 King St. The new restaurant will benefit from Chef Whiting's input in both menu selection and dining/kitchen arrangement. I have high hopes that the new venue will reflect the talent and attention to detail that those of us who frequented Tristan's have come to expect and enjoy. A fall 2014 opening is expected.