Wine bar and bistro The Delachaise
(3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858) appears poised to open a second location.
The new spot, called Chais Delachaise, takes over the space formally home to The Sammich (7708 Maple St.), which closed late last year.
The owners announced the news on the business' Facebook page Monday (Feb. 22). According to the post, the new wine bistro is set to open in April.
Owner Evan Hayes opened
the popular St. Charles Avenue wine bar in 2003, offering an extensive selection of wines by the glass, impressive cured meat and cheese selections and a menu of globally inspired bistro fare.
The new spot will be very similar in concept to the St. Charles Avenue bistro, Hayes says, and will be open daily beginning at 3 p.m. with a wine happy hour and a bistro menu for dinner. Eventually, Hayes says, he hopes to serve lunch on the weekends.
"It's basically a bistro version of the Delachaise," Hayes said. "We're going to keep the same vibe, because people seem to really like it."
Robert (RJ) Tsarov, the chef at the St. Charles Avenue location, is not directly involved in the new project, Hayes says, but "his influence will be felt."
For more information, visit the restaurant's website here.