Chef Bruce Auden’s new restaurant, Auden’s Kitchen, will open during the first week in February, says Perny Shea, banquet and catering manager.
“We don’t have an exact day yet, but it will be announced on the new website next week,” she said. No soft opening or preview parties are planned, says Shea — the doors to the restaurant will simply be opened when they are ready to go.
The restaurant, which will be located in the Plaza at Concord Park, 700 Sonterra Blvd. at Sigma Drive, will be contemporary in concept, with an open kitchen, and moderate in price, according to Shea. “It has a great look, (local artist) Jill Giles did our design.”
“It will be comfortable and casual, just as if you were sitting in the kitchen at a friend’s,” said Shea. Lunches, featuring entrees such as fish and chips, burgers, pizza, chicken pot pie and so forth, will be in the $12-$15 range, and dinners at around $25.
The new wood-burning oven has now been installed and a Valentine’s Day brunch is in the planning stages, said Shea. The restaurant will be serving beer and wine, and taking reservations only for seven or more people when it opens.
Moving to this area at this time, says Shea, “just felt as though it was the right thing at the right time,” said Shea. Auden, she says, will be dividing his time between Biga on the Banks, downtown, and his new restaurant. Patricia Wenckus will be the chef at Auden’s Kitchen, while Martin Stembera will continue as chef at Biga on the Banks.
The phone number for Auden’s Kitchen is (210) 494-0074.