Montgomery, Alabama – Vintage Hospitality Group is proud to reveal its major restoration of 36 and 46 Commerce Street in downtown Montgomery called City Fed. While construction has already started, the official groundbreaking will take place on Wednesday, November 6th with Mayor Todd Strange, Senator Massimo Mallegni, Alabama State Council Director Dr. Elliot Knight, City Counselor Gabriele Marchetti and other special guests. Partnering again with renowned architect Tom Blount, the company hired Pfeffer Torode Architecture, R.F. Pruett Construction and Laura Dockery Design to bring this modernization to life. Opening in late 2020, the team will restore the historic structure back to its original grandeur with ornate plaster crown molding, tall ceilings, and marble floors to house an Italian restaurant to be called Ravello. The rest of the building, set to be used for event space, includes two mezzanines, one that overlooks the restaurant, as well as a courtyard, cellar and ballroom, complete with the original antique heart pine floors.
“Ravello will feature simple and thoughtful dishes inspired by Italy’s Amalfi Coast,” said Executive Chef Eric Rivera. “With an old-world, ingredient-driven approach, Ravello’s authentic Italian dishes will highlight versatile and local Southern ingredients.”
Set to be open for lunch and dinner, Ravello’s menu will provide plenty of seafood and pasta options. Guests can begin with small plates that will include fresh crudo, cured meats, hearth roasted octopus, and burrata. The rotating selection of house-made pasta dishes will range from squid ink spaghetti with tomato-uni ragu to rich gnudi with house ricotta and brown butter. Menu highlights will feature seasonal entrées such as Maine sea scallops and wood roasted branzino. After dinner, Italian-inspired desserts like chocolate torta al tartufo and loukoumades with honey-cinnamon syrup will be available. When stopping by after work or joining friends, patrons will enjoy specialty cocktails, handpicked beer and wine at the spacious bar or on one of the mezzanines.
With over 50 years of combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Vintage Hospitality Group’s Proprietor Jud Blount and Executive Chef Eric Rivera are overseeing the extensive City Fed project. While the group’s flagship restaurant Vintage Year is a fine dining establishment, Vintage Café is a coffee shop and daytime eatery, both located in Cloverdale. The award-winning Vintage Hospitality Group is known for providing guests with the finest hand-cut meats, freshest seafood, premium coffees, specialty teas, outstanding wines and specialty spirits along with exceptional customer service.
For more information about Vintage Hospitality Group, visit www.vintagehospitalitygroup.com.