I walked past the location for the new Ron O’Bryan (the ex 1 hatted Church St. Enoteca head chef) venture today. I have to say, it will be interesting to see what sort of food they can put out of such a tiny place.
It takes over from The Italian Kitchen (760 Chapel St, South Yarra), which had been there for about a year, and never really seemed busy enough to sustain itself(which it obviously wasn’t!). Luckily for the owner of the building, it wasn’t vacant for too long.
The focus is on “Simple, honest food w/ an emphasis on local & sustainable”. Sounds great to me, considering it was the more simple dishes (hello Abbacchio alla Romana!!) that I really loved about Church St. Enoteca. Hopefully they have enough space to bake their own bread / foccaccia too 🙂
Ron’s twitter feed states that it’s scheduled to open in 2 weeks. We’ll be there!
Update 1, 10/1/2011: Ron has left the building less than three months into their partnership: read about it here
Update 2, 3/6/2011: Well it took less than a year – Roger has sold NorthSouth on the 11/5/2011, and the new owners have rebranded it yesterday. It’s now called BK’s On Chapel.