Cortright Wetherill Jr. of Devon Hill BMW is steering a restaurant: Ella’s American Bistro (214 Sugartown Rd. in Devon Square, just off Route 30 in Wayne), aiming toward a December rollout.
Executive chef Matt Schuler, sourcing ingredients locally and naturally (naturally), will serve casual bistro fare. They're going for a distressed feel -- wood-paneled surrounding the white-tablecloth dining room. The bar, made of an organically milled sycamore tree will serve local craft beers and classic cocktails.
Menu items will top out at $25 for a grilled New York strip. Other dishes include heirloom bean chili; grilled pizza; Iron Stone Farms sirloin burger; linguine; buttermilk fried chicken; BBQ Berkshire pork chop; crispy skin red snapper; and lobster mac & cheese.
Schuler, born in Lancaster County, is a grad of Johnson & Wales University and most recently was a chef/instructor for Viking Range Culinary Arts Center in Bryn Mawr.