One other meals institution is headed for Lakeside, this time with the proprietor of Julep’s trying to deliver her latest idea to the neighborhood.
Revel, to be co-owned by Julep’s New Southern Delicacies’s Amy Cabaniss and govt chef Cory Chaney, is getting ready to take over the previous Spectrum Richmond house at 6223 Lakeside Ave., simply over the Henrico County line.
“We needed to deliver one thing totally different and contemporary to the Lakeside,” Cabaniss stated. “I really like the neighborhood and we predict that is going to be a great match.”
Work is already underway to intestine the three,000-square-foot former occasions venue and workplace house, which Cabaniss and Chaney hope to open by January 2020. They’re leasing the constructing from Mechanicsville-based Sporich Properties LLC.
Nathan Hughes, Veronica Wiles and Robert Hensley of Richmond-based Sperity Actual Property Ventures represented Experience its lease.
Richmond-based William Voorhees Designs is the architect designing Revel, whereas Caitlyn Vetti with Millwood Design Corp. is the overall contractor.
Cabaniss stated Revel — born out of a current journey to New Orleans – might be a European-inspired idea with a twist of the Deep South.
“Often once you go on these sorts of journeys, you deliver again inspiration for recipes,” Cabaniss stated. “However this time it was for the idea.”
Cabaniss stated patrons will enter Revel by first passing by means of its small market, the place the restaurant plans to supply a wide range of breads, charcuterie and spreads that might be made in-house. The market additionally will promote bottles of wine that may be consumed on the restaurant or at house.
“The market goes to be an necessary a part of this idea,” Cabaniss stated. “Not solely will folks be capable of buy our housemade breads, similar to baguettes and croissants, at Revel, they will additionally eat them with the meals they buy … That goes for the wine as nicely.”
Revel may have a full bar, with wines, beers and cocktails. There additionally might be a stage for reside music.
Reasonably priced entrees
The menu will supply a wide range of pasta and sandwich entrees, together with a French Cuban, which Cabaniss stated might be their tackle a standard Cuban sandwich on two slices of baguette bread.
She stated Revel’s entrees wouldn’t exceed $20.
“We predict that may be a good value level for what we’re going to supply,” Cabaniss stated. “We’re searching for this to be a small-to-medium-plate restaurant that individuals can share.”
Revel will seat as much as 60 patrons, Cabaniss stated, with plans to transform the yard house, which features a fountain, into further seating.
“What I actually preferred in regards to the constructing was the fountain,” Cabaniss stated.
Cabaniss stated they’re working with Richmond-based Bow Tide Farms to plant gardens alongside the entryway of the power, the place their harvests might be utilized in seasonal dishes ready at Revel.
With the 16-year anniversary of Julep’s approaching, Cabaniss stated she’s wanting ahead to launching her first Henrico enterprise in Lakeside.
“It’s an important neighborhood the place you’re seeing a whole lot of exercise,” Cabaniss stated. “I’m simply excited to be part of it.”
Revel joins a brand new lineup of meals institutions opening within the nostalgic Henrico neighborhood.
Vibrant Spot Espresso, run by Outer Banks native Eli Thompson, is planning to open a restaurant and roastery at 6114 Lakeside Ave., a number of doorways down from Last Gravity Brewing Co.
And Pulp Fiction RVA, a cell operation that launched in 2018 serving smoothies, juices, salads and wraps, is getting ready to open a restaurant at 5411 Lakeside Ave.