Chef Chris Gentile, the restauranteur behind San Diego’s Double Standard Kitchenetta and Scottsdale’s soon-to-open Parma Italian Roots, in fall 2019 will open Iselle Kitchen + Bar at Colony Square.
Iselle Kitchen + Bar will be situated at the Midtown development predominantly on the corner of 14th and Peachtree Streets, according to a press release Friday.
“I can’t wait to cook for my parents when they come in,” Gentile said in the release.
“It already feels like home for me.”
Gentile’s own father, a local jazz pianist, will perform regularly at the bistro.
“There’s a level of urban vibrancy here that you just can’t find elsewhere,” Gentile said.
“Colony Square is in the midst of an incredible renaissance, and we’re eager to introduce our own take on Italian to the area while we’re right here in the center of the action.”
Iselle’s menu will feature Gentile’s take on classic Italian.
For lunch, think Ricotta-Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Speck and Blueberry Bruschetta, and a few other small plates.
Dishes like Seared Ora King Salmon and Burrata Gnocchi will be served for dinner.
Colony Square is undergoing a $160 million “reimagination” under the direction of North American Properties (NAP), and Iselle Kitchen + Bar is set to be the development’s “showcase restaurant.
“Through its food hall and collection of chef-driven restaurants, Colony Square will emerge as an urban dining destination that features a diverse roster of culinary talent, menus and price points,” Mark Toro, managing partner of NAP, said in the release.
“We are creating a community gathering place that fulfills Midtown’s craving for great food and entertainment, and we look forward to welcoming Iselle to our corner of Main and Main.”
Colony Square’s redevelopment will be completed “holiday 2020.”