Passion8 to Join Already Impressive Lineup of Elizabeth Ave. Eateries
In case it wasn’t already, Elizabeth Avenue is poised to become a THE destinationÂ for Charlotte foodies. Joining an already impressive lineup of popular eateries such as Viva Chicken, Carpe Diem, Customshop, and recent addition, Earl’s Grocery, Passion8 Bistro will be closing theirÂ cramped and tucked away Fort Mill location and moving to prime real estate on Elizabeth “Eat St.” Avenue.
The upscale farm-to-table bistro plans to double their seating capacity, nearly triple in venue size, and eventually expand their menu to offer lunch and Sunday brunch.Â When complete, the restaurant will boast a 20-seat bar, a 40-person capacity mezzanine for private events, 3 dining areas and a 10-seat chef’s table. When all is said and done Passion8 Bistro will have dining capacity for 140 in nearly 5000 sq. feet of space.
Italian-born Executive Chef, Luca Annunziata and his wife, Jessica have lofty expectations for the location, butÂ vow to stay true the same love and passion from which Passion8 was founded on 8 years ago. They plan to maintain their devotion to using high quality, in-season ingredients from local producers and to emulate the great European tradition of hospitality. According to Jessica, the new location will feature “rustic-meets-modern” decor, a departure from the intimate, european and traditional feel of the current venue.
â€‹I had the opportunity to get sneak peek of the previously unoccupied space, â€‹which began work in April, and can envision the potential. I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the current location, but I have high expectations for the new locations and can’t wait to see what they bring to the tableâ€¦literally. Although aware of the many potential setbacks involved with opening restaurants, Jessica and Luca are hopeful for a mid September opening. Be sure to stay tuned to Restaurant Traffic for updates on the progress and an opening date!
Have any of our readersÂ had the pleasure of dining at the Fort Mill location? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below!