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Chefs Lindsay Autry And Thierry Beaud Bringing The Regional Kitchen & Public House To CityPlace In 2016

Two top chefs are teaming up to bring West Palm Beach a new restaurant serving traditional regional American cuisine with a twist.

Chefs Lindsay Autry, a "Top Chef" season nine finalist, and Thierry Beaud, of Pistache French Bistro and PB Catch, will be the culinary forces behind the concept they're calling The Regional Kitchen & Public House.

The two worked together previously in 2014, when Autry consulted on the menu of cafe offerings at Paneterie, a West Palm Beach cafe and bakery opening a second location in Delray Beach later this season.

As Autry's first venture into restaurant proprietorship, The Regional is expected to open in CityPlace—across from the Palm Beach County Convention Center and soon-to-open Hilton West Palm Beach—in the first half of 2016. The collaborative concept, announced this week, will honor "the nostalgic charm of the American kitchen table," Beaud said in a press release. 

Though the menu of offerings is not available at this time, the idea is to serve regional American dishes with a familiar feel—but prepared using innovative and progressive techniques. 

Ingredients will be "consciously sourced," which restaurant rep Carli Brinkman noted means more than local products. For example, if one state produces the best potatoes to fit a specific dish, Autry will opt for those over locally grown ones. 

"Locally sourcing is important, but one of the big aspects of her skillset is that she does have a strong understanding of what region produces the best products," Brinkman said.

Autry and Beaud may be the chef duo behind the restaurant concept, but Sam Horrocks will be in the kitchen. Most recently a sous chef at Pistache, Horrocks will be The Regional's chef de cuisine. He previously worked as executive chef at Cucina dell'Arte in Palm Beach and has studied under world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud.

The lease in CityPlace was signed only days ago, so the restaurant's design plan is still being forged with the help of an architect. Within the 10,000-square-foot space, there's talk of including an open-kitchen in the main dining room, outdoor patio seating, private dining space, and a bar and lounge area. In addition, the restaurant will feature a wine cellar to offer guests endless pairing options.

The Regional will serve lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch. More details regarding the menu, dining experience and more will be revealed in the coming months.

The Regional Kitchen & Public House; 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach


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