For diners searching for a unique place to eat subsequent 12 months, a brand new restaurant is coming to the Joinery Resort Downtown in January.
On Jan. 26, Christian James will open in what was once the lodge’s unique restaurant, or, the Whale. The eatery will supply hardwood-fired grill cooking with a complementary wine and cocktail program.
The creators of the enterprise, Kimberley Ashlee and Joshua Haugh — who’re caterers based mostly in Pittsburgh — selected to create a fictional character, Christian James, who’s motivated by meals and needs to deliver his favourite dishes to visitors.
The rotating menu will embody gadgets comparable to Rooster Mole Chilaquiles, which options braised rooster, mole with Mexican chocolate and combined roasted chili peppers. In case you are searching for a vegetarian-friendly possibility, then the Vegetable Lasagna Stack will likely be an awesome alternative.
Along with the principle programs, Christian James will serve an assortment of appetizers comparable to Shishito Peppers, Charcuterie and Grilled Rooster Wings.
The Gothic-revival constructing was the previous house of the Salvation Military of Western Pennsylvania earlier than it turned the Distrikt Resort after which the Joinery Resort this 12 months.
Pittsburgh’s Joinery Resort retained the Specialty Group to discover a culinary idea for his or her in-house restaurant and catering.
“The necessities and flexibility we would have liked for this undertaking had been in depth,” says Terri Sokoloff, with the Specialty Group.
“We approached Kim and Josh as a result of they match the factors completely, and this was an awesome alternative for them to showcase their abilities. I’ve utilized Kimberley Ashlee Catering for a couple of non-public occasions, and so they impressed me and have in depth data of lodge meals and beverage.”