A brand new connoisseur restaurant and cocktail bar is headed to a historic constructing within the coronary heart of Purcellville. It’s referred to as Bia Kitchen and it’s the end result of a transatlantic endeavor that has stretched out for greater than two years.
The brand new restaurant’s staff has been renovating a 120-year-old, two-story constructing on North twenty first Road, simply a few doorways off Predominant Road in Previous City Purcellville. The constructing was reportedly an iron and tin store within the early 1900s.
Extra not too long ago, it was the placement of the Jack’s Run Brewing Co., which closed in 2019. Now, the area is being became the 100-seat Bia Kitchen restaurant.
Bia means meals within the Irish Gaelic language. And certainly, it sounds just like the restaurant will lean closely on its Irish and European heritage. Proprietor Shane O’Connor immigrated to America from Eire in 1987 and he’s the previous proprietor and chef of the Blackthorne Inn and Restaurant in Upperville, Virginia.
The menu continues to be being fantastic tuned, however will deal with dishes impressed by cuisines throughout Europe. Right here’s what O’Connor informed us about his meals.
“We put our spin on dishes discovered all through Europe, whereas specializing in native components,” he wrote. “Recent seafood is a big focus of our menu. The usage of Virginia grain in making our personal breads and pasta was built-in in our kitchen design. Our menus will change seasonally.”
In line with O’Connor, the brand new area in Purcellville was envisioned by a staff that included architects and designers each regionally and in Eire. The primary ground will function a cocktail bar and excessive and low high seating choices. Upstairs, shall be a extra intimate 50-seat eating room.
The challenge noticed delays as a result of pandemic, however saved transferring ahead. Now, the end line is in sight. The homeowners are hoping to have Bia Kitchen able to welcome visitors someday in October if all goes easily right here on out.
(Pictures: Bia Restaurant)