Cantine Parisienne Opening at the Nolitan on Kenmare

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 at 6:18 am by
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For the Nolitan Hotel, it was essentially swing-and-a-miss with the Ellabess eatery. Epicurean Management – the muscle behind Dell’Anima, L’Artusi, and Anfora – was behind the failed effort, which lasted a mere seven months before folding. Said closure transpired last February, leaving the corner real estate a vacancy. It was reported at the time, however, that the hotel restaurant would reopen later that spring with a new concept altogether. Nope.

Here we are a full year later. So what’s coming to 40 Kenmare Street, you ask so diligently? Before the months-old, graffiti-laden plywood was deposed the other day, stenciling had revealed the answer. Cantine Parisienne, described by ownership as a “modern, accessible French bistro.” Whatever that means. Contractors were seen onsite yesterday putting the final touches on the glassy exterior, which maintains the same sterile vibe as its predecessor. The innards, meanwhile, are still in shambles.

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Mid-December was the targeted launch date; seems like late next month at the earliest for this puppy.

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