Eating House coming to the Glass House?
|Photo courtesy Giorgio Rapicavoli|
The Miami-born chef is well known for winning the Food Network tv show, "Chopped" in 2012. His business partner, Alex Cassanova, and he started The Eating House as a pop-up restaurant in the Gables location which became a bricks and mortar full time restaurant.
If the deal is complated, there will be lots of work to be done at the Glass House. Their proposal is to spend upwards of $1 million to totally renovate the place, making it tropical with a thatched-type roof and casual look. Of course a full kitchen would have to be added, too. Asbestos is a problem now at the location, and that first has to be remediated.
Time frame for renovation may be eight months from start. But there is no start date set.
You may be familiar with The Eating House, which is on Ponce de Leon Blvd, right off of SW 8th Street in the Gables, the menu consists of brunch, lunch and dinner. There are things like marinated olives, fried cauliflower, duck breast, lamb, sea scallops, pork cheeks, short ribs, pasta carbonara and so much more. The menu for their Coral Gables location may be seen here. And one of the best things is the Frozen Dirt Cup. The place is famous for The Cap'n Crunch pancakes, part of their weekend brunch.
As of now, there is a "cone of silence," and anyone who was involved with the RFP process from making decisions to even just sitting in on meetings, is not allowed to talk about the project yet.
The Cone of Silence prevents city employees from having any type of communication regarding certain projects with any other city employee, elected official or non-city employee.
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