Thursday, December 25, 2014

Restaurant notes: Aimee Olexy partnering with Stephen Starr

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Restaurant notes: Aimee Olexy partnering with Stephen Starr

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Owner Aimee Olexy at Talula’s Table in Kennett Square. (David M Warren / Staff Photographer)

Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr are opening a restaurant together, both have confirmed.

Olexy, of Kennett Square's Talula's Table, had a tryout of sorts over the summer as they created a pop-up restaurant at Starr's former Washington Square restaurant (210 W. Washington Square).

Olexy plans to open a restaurant in the space in spring 2011. She told me that she has no defined concept or name yet, and will keep Talula's running.

"It's just its own experience," she said of the market, whose nighttime table is booked for a year in advance. "It has become such a unique food experience. I'm lucky I have that playground to work in."

She said she loves Washington Square's "garden setting and the openness of the dining room."

Olexy, a former manager for Starr, burst onto the culinary map with Django, which she opened with her then-husband, Bryan Sikora.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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