A new 6,000-square-foot restaurant Trinity is taking over the former Maximo's space on Lower Decatur this winter to the tune of a $1 million dollar renovation, Todd Price reports. Owner/real estate developer Hugh Uhalt has hired William Sonner Designs to give the space a 'comfortable' neighborhood feel. No word on if Maximo's signature open kitchen shall remain.
As for who will be leading the kitchen, chef Scott Maki—alum of former chef-shuffle-plagued CBD spot Rambla and shortlived Gert Town cafe Maple Street Patisserie et Bistro— will cook up a menu of contemporary Creole, with Cajun, Vietnamese, Italian French Influences.
The menu will feature Des Allemands catfish with maque choux, but also Vietnamese hogshead cheese. There will be scallops meunière along with gnocchi with wild mushrooms. A "duck boucherie," a play on the traditional boucherie, might include a Southern-style duck "ham."
The bar program will be run by Root and Mr. John's Steakhouse alum Adam Damore.