Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood is planning a sister restaurant: Table, a "communal dining establishment," is aiming to open in June in Benton Park.
The second restaurant from chef Cassy Vires and her husband, general manager Josh Renbarger, will occupy the former Stable brewpub space at 1821 Cherokee Street. (The Stable became American Craft Brewing & Distilling for a brief period before closing this year.)
The couple says Table will feature Vires' playful takes on New American small plates. Some menu teasers: rye whiskey French toast with fig syrup; sweet peppers stuffed with yogurt, goat cheese and rose-infused honey; and duck confit sliders with smoked blue cheese, plum jam and beet-root crumbles.
Table will offer line-priced wines, a carryover from Home, and will launch a cocktail program, priced in the same manner.
Although the Stable's old brewing equipment is being sold, Vires says "we are going to give beer the honor it deserves."
Part of that honor-giving will come at a weekly dinner, aptly named The Table, in which Vires will create a multicourse tasting menu with beer, wine and cocktail pairings, all in a communal setting. The idea stems from Home's popular No-Menu Mondays.
"Table has been a dream of ours for some time now, and we are all very excited to see it move forward in such a great building and such a wonderful neighborhood," Vires tells Off the Menu. "Josh and I are very excited to be there."