by Brandon Fox
Chef Michael Hall has been away from most of us for too long. After M Bistro and Wine Bar closed, Hall moved to Church Hill’s 2300 Club, and if you were a member or a member’s guest, you were lucky enough to get a taste of Hall’s food.
“Customers have come up to me since M closed and told me how much they missed my food and that was the motivation for me to enter into this venture, because I do believe that we offer something special on the Richmond culinary scene,” he said in a news release.
Now Hall plans to move into the former Jorge’s Cantina spot at the corner of Floyd Avenue and Robinson Street and open the doors to his latest venture, Spoonbread.
”I knew that it would be a perfect spot to transition into the minute I laid eyes on it,” says Hall.
The renovation should take about six weeks and the plan is weave copper throughout the design — he’ll even have copper-colored flatware and stemware. Hall is shooting for a late July or early August opening.
On the menu, you’ll find Southern and French-influenced fare, including smoked and roasted chicken with a spoonbread waffle and the Cat Sea Pig: a scallop wrapped in both catfish and applewood-smoked bacon.
Spoonbread will be open Mondays-Saturdays for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays.
You can get an early taste of Hall’s truffle spoonbread at Broad Appetit on Sunday, June 5.CORRECTION: When first published, this article cited the wrong date for Broad Appetit. It also implied a June opening for Spoonbread, but that will actually happen in the late summer. Both errors have been corrected.