And now, new details about the Coda del Pesce, the Italian-influenced seafood restaurant from Ken Vedrinski, the chef and master pasta-maker behind Elliotborough's popular Trattoria Lucca. According to a press release, the 70-seat restaurant on Isle of Palms will have a bar, a deck and an ocean-view. (Of the IOP location, Vedrinski told City Paper back in January, "...the last thing downtown needs is any more restaurants.... no fucking way.")
Onto the menu. There will be house-made pasta and crudo and an all-Italian wine list. And, of course, seafood. Lots of it. From the press release, "Most every dish at Coda del Pesce will feature fresh, locally or sustainably caught seafood in primi, secondi and piatti selections that will change daily based on what's fresh and available." It's a dinner spot, for the record. One which will begin pouring drinks at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner starting at 5.
The build-out that's happening right now includes adding floor-to-ceiling windows and "restoring and featuring reclaimed woods for new flooring and wall treatments, utilizing natural materials like driftwood in areas such as lighting and using colors like beachy blues and grays."
The logo (seen on the sign above) is an Italian flag shaped like a fish, which looks like it's either been caught or is fluttering in the wind, much like how Coda del Pesce can be read as tail of the fish or tale of the fish. Or maybe that's reading too deep into it. Either way, the countdown is on until Vedrinski's seafood is served seaside.
· Ken Vedrinski Opening Italian Seafood Resto on IOP [CP]
· Expansionwire [ECHS]