South Florida chef — and Top Chef season nine finalist — Lindsay Autry is partnering with restaurateur Thierry Beaud to open The Regional Kitchen & Public House in downtown West Palm Beach's CityPlace. The New American restaurant, slated to open in early 2016, has been nearly a year in the making.
The Regional will be Autry's first venture into restaurant proprietorship. Autry, a North Carolina native best known in South Florida for her Southern-meets-Mediterranean cuisine, entered the Palm Beach County culinary scene in 2009 as executive chef at star chef Michelle Bernstein's Omphoy resort. More recently, she worked as executive chef at the historic Sundy House in Delray Beach, a position she left in late 2013. Since that time, Autry has worked as a chef consultant for
"As a chef who has built a home and career in the Palm Beach area over the past several years, the launch of this amazing project excites me both personally and professionally," said Autry. "I’ve had the privilege of working with this community of talented chefs, local artisans, and farmers over these years, and have seen the powerful influence they've had on our progressing dining scene."
"With Lindsay at the helm, we knew that a cuisine and overall concept centered on consciously-sourced food that respects the value of innovation, while honoring the nostalgic charm of the American kitchen table, would be the perfect foundation for this culinary venture," said
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Translation: The Regional will present diners with its own interpretation of America's time-honored cuisine using local ingredients, seasonally influenced dishes inspired by iconic classics featured across the country, and a chef-driven kitchen. Initial design discussions suggest the 10,000-square-foot restaurant will be fully renovated to feature an
The Regional will feature dishes that reflect the restaurant's name, says Autry, a chef inspired by consciously sourced ingredients, Autry said she has spent close to a decade working with some of South Florida’s most fundamental industry professionals, including local fisherman, farmers, and culinary artisans. Autry will be working alongside chef de cuisine Sam Horrocks, most recently a sous chef at Pistache,
The Regional Kitchen & Public House will be located at 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-366-1000, or visit EatRegional.com.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.