Additional details are now out regarding upscale Italian restaurant Tartufo, which has been in the works for the former Mambu/Magnolia South space in Midtown since late last year.
According to The Tennessean, the restaurant's ownership group includes Don McGhee, CEO of McGhee Entertainment; McGhee's wife, Wendy; local real estate developer Mack McClung; and Tartufo's executive chef Marco Rossi. Previously, Rossi was the only named owner, and was going to be overseeing the restaurant's menu with chef Brittany Dugger at the helm. But Dugger and the restaurant reportedly parted ways in early May, with Rossi now taking more of a hands-on role in the kitchen and Dugger looking to open up her own restaurant in Clarksville.
There are also now three dining options at the reservation-only restaurant: an a la carte bar and patio menu of "house specialties" starting at $25; a five-course prix fixe menu that will range in price from $75 to $100; and the chef's table, ringing in at a wallet-busting $500 per person. The latter option, at a price point typically reserved for three Michelin-starred restaurants, nets each guest a seat in the kitchen and a seven-course dinner with wine pairings.
The restaurant's interior dining rooms can accommodate 48 guests, with seating for another 26 on the covered front patio.
The Tennessean also reports that a June 10 opening is being targeted, but reservations are currently available on OpenTable throughout this week, and according to social media and trusted tipsters the restaurant has been in a 'soft opening' phase since mid-May. Hours are Monday through Saturday 5 to 11 p.m., with the bar staying open until late.