Michelin-starred Chef Brandon Sharp has announced plans to open Evangeline restaurant in Calistoga in early February.
The restaurant, at 1226 Washington St., has been home to a revolving door of restaurants, but was purchased last spring by Sharp’s employers at Solage Calistoga resort. In the interim, the historic brick building with a much-coveted patio space, underwent extensive renovation.
What we’re stoked about is the menu-concept: A casual French bistro with a Creole soul. Classic New Orlean’s dishes like Poulet Grand-Mere and Gumbo Ya Ya are slated, along with Sharp’s own Croque Marin which is a Croque Madame with Millionaire’s bacon (bacon cooked with brown sugar, black pepper and cayenne).
The 2,000 square-foot space will include eight taps for wine, five taps for beer from NorCal breweries and a cocktail program featuring NOLA-inspired drinks.
Expect to pay around $15-$27 for entrees, with lunch and dinner (11a.m. to 9p.m. daily) service.
Sharp, who is VP of Culinary Ops for Solage Hotels and Resorts will act as the restaurant’s Managing Partner.