Nellcôte to Open on Randolph Street

A new spot with a rock-star decadence

Mint Creek lamb loin with sweetbreads, artichokes, niçoise olives, and smoked honey
Mint Creek lamb loin with sweetbreads, artichokes, niçoise olives, and smoked honey
 

Jared Van Camp, Chris Freeman, and Chris Dexter (Old Town Social) want Nellcôte, which name-checks the French Riviera mansion where the Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street, to capture the vibe of that notoriously debauched summer-long party in 1971. But instead of heroin chic, the stylized Euro revamp of the old Marché space (think Italian marble staircases and wrought-iron gates) promises locavore details like handmade pastas and Neapolitan pizzas, plus a kitchen team that produces its own flour with a custom-built stone mill. What any of this has to do with the Stones is anyone’s guess, but a $15-and-under “European soul food” menu means we’re willing to roll the tumbling dice when the place opens in December. 833 W. Randolph St.

 

Photograph: Anna Knott

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