The Commercial Appeal posted the story “Best of 2011 Auspicious Debuts Get Their Due“.
The restaurant launched to rave reviews and a packed house in October. Since its grand re-opening, there has been a steady stream of dining traffic, without the benefit of the NBA season. There has also been a steady stream of media coverage and comparisons as other restaurants have opened, re-opened or revamped in the downtown area. Glenn Malone, Managing Partner, says, “We feel very excited and hopeful about the new incarnation of our restaurant space. The performance out of the gate has been magnificent, meeting and exceeding our expectations. Our revenues have been substantial since October and profits have been on the incline.”
The Commercial Appeal cited Chef Robert Nam Cirillo’s dishes for being creative and well done with perfectly symbiotic selections of flavors and ingredients. He says of his method, “I’ve always said that preparing food is like art for me. I enjoy taking ingredients that would normally seem out of sync and making them palatably simpatico.”