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Alpana Singh Announces Restaurant Venture, The Boarding House

January 25 2012 - 5:09 PM

And so begins Chapter Three of the Alpana Singh story: After leaving Lettuce Entertain You in December (where she had served as director of wine since 2005), then announcing that a wine bar was in the works, Check Please! host Singh has now put forth a few more details about the upcoming project, which will be called The Boarding House.

The restaurant will, predictably, be "sommelier-driven," and will take its inspiration from the historic building in which it is located. The space at 720 North Wells previously housed a nightclub, a cheese company, a tobacconist, and yes, a boarding house. Singh says the late nineteenth century will be the inspiration for the decor and menu. Beyond that, she's not releasing many details, telling Chicago Magazine that she hasn't yet hired a chef and so can't speak to the menu just yet. Stay tuned for Chapter Four once a chef is appointed.