Privado Will Bring Weekend Fine Dining & Pop-Up Venue to the Loop
University City, MO/October 14, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Privado is Spanish for private. That’s the name acclaimed chef Mike Randolph has chosen for the new concept eatery he’s opening in the footprint of Randolfi’s, which closed in September after two years in The Loop. Privado is a fitting moniker for the place, given the concept which combines intimate fine dining experiences with private events and guest chef pop-up dinners. A two-time James Beard semifinalist, Randolph says he envisions Privado as “a culinary idea house” where adventurous diners and chefs can explore food-centric experiences together.
Randolph plans to offer dinner service Friday and Saturday evenings. The chef calls it fine dining, but it won’t be your typical candlelit dinner. Instead, Randolph says it will feel much more private. There will be just one sitting, at 7:00 p.m. And it will be intimate. Just 16 diners will be seated in front of the open exhibition kitchen. Like his Diversion Dinners series at Half and Half, Randolph says the front of the restaurant will be dark, with chairs on the tables to evoke the appearance that the place is closed and that the meal is a private, after-hours affair. Ticketed diners will enjoy a 12-15 course tasting experience from a menu that won’t be fully disclosed in advance. In a statement, Randolph called the dinners “an evolution of [the chef’s] past tasting menu experiences of Little Country Gentleman to Diversion Dinners.” The first dinner is set for Friday, October 20th. Tickets for this unique culinary experience are $100 each, exclusive of tax and tip, and can be purchased online.
On weeknights, Chef Randolph plans to invite guest chefs to create pop-up dinners in the space. Privado has a wood-burning fire, and the chef has expressed interest in using it to create some unique dining experiences, possibly including some special pizza nights. In a release, Randolph said, “Privado will be a playground for the culinary adventurers in an approachable setting without the pretense of fine dining.”
The rest of the time, Privado will serve as a private events venue. The space can be booked for private parties and corporate meetings. Randolph says they plan to tailor the experience to suit the group. That includes the catering menu, which can be comprised of anything and everything the Randolph family of restaurants has to offer. According to the Privado website, Chef Randolph can also create interactive experiences, like pizza making demonstrations.
The bar at Privado will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, offering innovative cocktail service. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows, but reservations are strongly recommended to ensure your chance to participate in what promises to be a unique, private dining experience.
6665 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
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