Chef James Trees, a finalist for Best Chef Southwest from the James Beard Foundation, is behind both restaurants, which are owned by LEV Group.
The first brings a restaurant called Scuola Vecchia, Italian for old school, into the Brio space. LEV Group executive chef Bruce Kalman, who co-owns Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market in Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles and appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15, takes over the kitchen with a focus on regional Italian dishes. Some of the menu items teased include chicken Parmigiana, braciole, and trofia Genovese, as well as a roster of rotisserie meats.
The restaurant plans to open this fall.
The former Hamptons location at Tivoli Village that closed already has a new lounge slated to take over the space. El Dorado Cantina plans to open the Lounge at El Dorado in late summer or early fall in the neighboring space adjoined by a courtyard.
Tivoli Village also plans to offer SeaBream, chef Jill Martinez-Montinola’s new seafood restaurant, soon, while Mr. Galbi, a Korean barbecue opens in a new space sometime in 2020.
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