Bistrot La Minette owner Peter Woolsey is plotting a new venture on North Broad, and for his third Philadelphia establishment, he’s going to be keeping it French.
Foobooz reports that the chef behind the Queen Village French favorite will move into the ground level of the Hanover North Broad apartment development on Broad and Callowhill. A building representative spilled a few broad details to Foobooz, disclosing that it will be an all-day cafe with patio, but there’s no name yet.
Reading between the lines here, it seems like the unnamed project will probably be more casual, given that La Peg and La Minette are predominantly evening affairs (of course, it could be an all-purpose spot if it opens into the evenings, too).
Woolsey confirmed to Foobooz that French cuisine will be the focus, and that in a first for the restaurateur, he’s partnering up for the restaurant, with La Minette executive chef Kenneth Bush and La Peg general manager Brad Histand on board.
This is to be Woolsey’s third venue, and the first since he opened smooth French-style brasserie La Peg in 2014, in the FringeArts space near the Race Street Pier. But don’t expect it imminently, since the development is still in the early construction stages.