A new global-inspired small plates/lunch/cocktail destination 1011 Nola (1011 Gravier Street) from Ste. Marie and Sbisa's alum/chef Michael Pedranti and nuclear chemist (yes, you read that correctly) KarrieAnn Kubatko, will softly open in the CBD tomorrow in the former Wine Bistro. The restaurant will also test the waters on December 5-6, per Ashley Rouen of NoDef:
They'll be serving a dinner happy hour starting at 5p.m. and will close whenever the last person is finished eating. Starting next week, they'll open their doors for regular service at 11:30a.m., with happy hour and dinner to follow.
Other festive things that are worth knowing about 1101 Nola:
- Pedranti is curing meats in house and "doing French style cooking" with some surprises. Menu here. Plus the team has put months into cocktail and food pairings.
- The space has been remodeled into a 2,000 square foot lounge and 3,000 square foot dining room.
- There is a baby grand piano.
- There is a "roaring 20s style Art Deco motif" with artwork by local artist Patsy Grace.
- The restaurant will also "moonlight as an entertainment club" so do expect live music and DJs.