Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lulav/Italian Kitchen to become Cellar 220, with an assist from Donnie Ferneau

Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM

The Italian Kitchen, known as Lulav until earlier this year, will soon see another name change. Businessman Burch Wilson recently bought the restaurant from Matt Lile and plans to call it Cellar 220, according to Donnie Ferneau, who’s working for the restaurant as a business and kitchen consultant (repeated calls to Wilson went unreturned).

The restaurant, located at 220 W. 6th St., remains open, serving Italian food. A “restaurant re-launch” is coming in a few weeks, Ferneau said. Initially, Cellar 220 will only serve dinner, though Ferneau said lunch was a possibility. The interior will remain the same and the service staff is going to go through extensive training, said Ferneau, who described the cuisine as “affordable and wine friendly.”

“We’re looking at mid-week diners that really don’t want to break the bank when they go out, but they still want a great meal. Too many fine dining restaurants are slow during the week and busy on the weekends.”

Ferneau said he'd keep price on the menu low by using as many local, seasonal ingredients as possible.

Ferneau opened an eponymous restaurant in Hillcrest in 2005. He sold it to businessman Frank Fletcher in 2011 and stuck around as chef until January. Since then he’s hosted cooking classes and done more consulting. In addition to Cellar 220, he recently revamped the menu at The Tavern.

Next up, he’s opening up a new restaurant. He said he has the concept, the name and a location, but isn’t ready to divulge anything yet. Stay tuned.


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