After seven months of construction, the former Minestraio space within The Orlando hotel will reopen on October 21 as The Churchill restaurant and bar. Beau Laughlin and Brett Cranston, owners of nearby The Hudson are going for a little more polish with this seasonal American endeavor, and from an early description of the space which includes "reclaimed wood communal tables, polished concrete floors, iron table tops with retro crank bases, antiqued mirrors, Edison bulbs lights, vintage records, books and a photo booth," it sounds like this is yet another venue hopping on the farm-to-table rustic chic bandwagon.
Laughlin and Cranston hired chef Jason Tuley who hails from Square One in Santa Barbara, he's going to focus on sustainable and local product in meals served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. Daily. Tuley even plans to grow a rooftop garden from which he will source herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, and root veggies.
Following the whole farm to table mantra, of course expect fresh fruit signature cocktails, 20 craft beers on tap, and a California?centric wine list organized by Susan Brink.
If you're looking for a quick lunch or fast bite before hitting fonuts or Magnolia Bakery, The Churchill will offer a takeaway window where one can grab and go breakfast, pizza by the slice, sandwiches, housemade ice cream, and coffee from Intelligentsia.
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