Alba said the new American menu will feature barbecue ribs, duck confit, sweet tea-brined chicken and Nashville hot chicken, and will have Louisiana, coastal Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee influences. He anticipates the menu will change four times per year.
The interior, designed by Studio 11 Design, will feature a formal dining area, as well as a laid-back space for coffee.
Aveline, which is planned as a cocktail bar, lounge and outdoor space, will be located on the mezzanine level. The menu will feature botanical and tiki cocktails, as well as shareable small plates and some heartier entrees. The seafood-focused menu will include hamachi crudo, lobster rolls and steamed clams.
“It’s not just going to be for ultra savvy diners or foodies,” Alba said, adding that it will offer a lot of “classic dishes that everybody can enjoy.”
Cocktails will lean tropical, complementing regional wines and varietals. And, like Hartley, Aveline will feature local craft beers.
The interior will seat 50 guests, while another 30 will be able to sit on the outdoor patio.
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