Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella is bringing The White Bull to Decatur’s historic E. Court Square, according to a press release Tuesday.
Pascarella—who’s resume includes Executive Chef at Ford Fry’s The Optimist and owner of Bar Sugo in Norwalk, Connecticut—will helm the kitchen.
Italy-native Gabriele Besozzi will serve as a partner and general manager following his position as service manager at The Optimist.
Slated to open early spring 2018, The White Bull will showcase a menu of “simple, farm-forward American fare.”
Expect fifteen seasonal dishes with “hints of global cuisine,” created based on what’s growing in Georgia at the time, and about five pasta dishes, made from flour milled at The White Bull.
The restaurant gets its name after Ernest Hemingway, who referred to the blank page as “the white bull.”
Neighboring Decatur’s Brick Store Pub on the city’s historic square in space previously occupied by Truman Tavern, The White Bull’s red brick exterior will lead into an open and long rectangular gathering space.
“Upon entering, guests will be greeted by a clean and bright design, representative of the “white bull” and blank canvas from which the restaurant draws its name,” according to the release.
There will be 75 seats including the bar.
The White Bull will be open Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. for the bar, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for food, and Sunday 3 p.m. for the bar and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for food.