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Ex-Blackbird Chef David Posey Eyes West Town For New Restaurant

Posey expects an opening in the first half of 2016 for the as-yet-unnamed restaurant.

David Posey
David Posey

Nearly a year agoDavid Posey left his position running Blackbird's kitchen to begin working toward his own restaurant. Yesterday, Posey announced via Instagram that he had taken possession of the space that will hold that restaurant.

"Key to our new building. Time to build a restaurant!!" Posey posted.

Key to our new building. Time to build a restaurant!!

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The as-yet-unnamed restaurant, which won't open until some point in the first half of 2016, will be located on the corner of Randolph and Ada streets in West Town. Posey states in a message that the "goal is to feature fine dining cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere," and that he will focus on an 8-course tasting menu that will run "in the $75 to $90 range," along "with a small a la carte option."

Posey, a two-time James Beard rising star chef finalist, anticipates an "upstairs private party area for around 20 people" along with "an outdoor space with a few tables that will be surrounded with herbs and flowers that we will grow for the restaurant."

Stay tuned for more updates on what else Posey has in store.

Eater Video: Blackbird's elegant eight-course tasting menu