Twin brothers Edward and Anthony Charles hope to open an Italian restaurant together someday, and they're taking a pop-up path to help build finances and a following. The vehicle is Gemellis (based on the Italian word for twins), which offers a fixed-price, family-style Italian feast, and the latest edition is Friday, Aug. 9.
Edward Charles is sous chef at the Uptown bistro Lilette (3637 Magazine St., 504-895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com), where he's been hosting Gemellis dinners periodically since late 2012. These dinners have always been on Monday nights when Lilette is normally closed. Lilette is on its annual summer break through Aug. 13, so this next Gemellis is taking over the restaurant for a prime-time slot on Friday night.
The setting at Lilette is stylish, but the Gemellis format is laid-back, with four courses served family-style on shared platters. Wine is included in the $60 price, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 432-1380.