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Yvonne's Is Bringing Social Dishes and Firepower to the Locke-Ober Space Next Month

Large-format drinks and swanky supper club details will also be part of the experience.

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Yvonne's is on its way to 2 Winter Place, the storied former home of Locke-Ober for more than a century. The team behind the "modern supper club," which includes Lolita Cocina co-owner Chris Jamison and business partner Mark Malatesta, has been relatively quiet on what to expect, but a couple of Craigslist job postings share a few more details, including that it will open mid-September.

The cuisine, from chefs Tom Berry (Proprietors in Nantucket) and Juan Pedrosa (The Glenville Stops) and pastry chef Kate Holowchik, is "chef-driven and travel inspired." Two planchas and a Woodstone oven load up the fully-remodeled kitchen with "firepower," a post seeking line cooks enticingly notes. A line of stone-fired pitas is among the shareable, "social," new American dishes.

Large-format drinks are also part of the plan, from lauded beverage director Will Thompson. As previously reported, Thompson joins the Yvonne's team with experience behind such bars as Drink, Deep Ellum, Straight Law, the Roof at Park South in New York and others. According to a front-of-house listing, his bar program will be anchored by a "meticulously-curated wine list," in addition to fresh, seasonal cocktails.

Yvonne's is hosting an open house for front-of-house staff tomorrow at the restaurant. The historic space — which intimidated Jamison at first, he admitted to Boston Magazine — will feature supper club touches, like a secret back entrance and a library bar.

Yvonne's has a Facebook page, but it hasn't shared details beyond a swanky logo so far. Maybe more will surface as it heads toward a mid-September debut.

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