A little less than two months after the announcement of their surprise planned departure from their first project, Fifty First Kitchen & Bar, husband and wife team Tony and Caroline Galzin are wasting no time in getting back to work, announcing plans today for their sophomore effort, Nicky's Coal Fired.
According to a release, the project, slated for the former Belle Meade Hosiery Mill in The Nations that's currently being redeveloped as the commercial mixed-use space Stocking 51, will feature chef/partner Tony's seasonal Italian cuisine, with the majority of the menu centered around the use of a four-ton, coal fired oven. A bit more casual than their previous venture, the menu will have coal-fired pizzas as the main attraction, with house-made pastas, charcuterie and antipasto dishes rounding things out. Desserts will feature dishes using house-made gelato and sorbet, such as affogato and Italian soda floats. General manager and partner Caroline will again head up the beverage program, with plans to offer European beers, a tap wine system and a cocktail program inspired by Italian classics.
The space itself will incorporate many of the elements already in place, including brick walls, plate-glass steel windows and overhead beams. It's planned to seat 100, with patio space, a full bar and a private events area all in the works.
The project is stated for a fall opening, so be sure to check back for more details.