The Foreman Wolf restaurant announced in June for Columbia's Lakefront will be a version of Petit Louis Bisto, the French restaurant in Roland Park operated by the Baltimore-based restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf.
Located in the Roland Park Shopping Center, Petit Louis, which opened in 2000, was the second restaurant in the Foreman Wolf stable, joining the flagship restaurant, Charleston. Pazo, Cinghiale and Johnny's followed.
Foreman Wolf also announced Monday that James Lewandowski will be the executive chef for the Columbia location. Lewandowski was formerly the executive chef at the Petit Louis in Roland Park and more recently the executive sous chef at Cinghiale.
The Columbia restaurant will include an intensive pastry operation, and a "comptoir," a walk-up space featuring pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads. The comptoir will have its own seating. The lakefront restaurant will also have outdoor seating.
In June, Foreman Wolf announced that it had signed a 10-year lease with the Howard Hughes Corp. for the 6,943-square-feet location, on the ground floor of the Exhibit Building on Columbia’s Lakefront, that previously held the Red Pearl restaurant, which closed in the fall of 2012.
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