Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gilt Bar Owner On To Next BIG Project

(Photo: Natasha Hernandez)

An Ultimate Insider tells 312DD exclusively that Brendan Sodikoff is on to his next project and making moves in the Randolph Restaurant Row area.

The Gilt Bar owner/executive chef is rumored to be breaking ground Sunday right across the street from Girl & the Goat.

Word is Maude's Liquor Bar, a French American-themed venue at 840 W. Randolph St. (in the short-live Vice space), is what is planned to open some time in October.

UPDATE: We got even more info on the upcoming spot:

"Maude's Liquor Bar is two floors, modeled after historic restaurants of times past. Maude's will feature casual French-American dining at its best. Housemade sausages, seafood towers and fresh oysters with a nod to a couple classic French brasserie dishes like steak tartare, moules frites etc... done with a 'gilt bar' modern playful touch.

Upstairs will feature a diverse cocktail lounge and offer additional seating in a more communal setting."

Executive chef is Jeff Pikus, who is currently in Gilt Bar's kitchen. He previously had a three-year stint at Alinea.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I would like to know how he goes head to head with Stephanie. That will be quite the battle with the two of them in one block. I wonder what his shtick will be for the new place...