Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Expansion into Boston Planned for Group Behind Chicago's Old Town Social and Nellcote

It looks like the folks behind a couple of wildly popular Chicago restaurants may be looking to open a new dining spot somewhere in the Boston area.

Grub Street Boston is reporting that they received an email from Element Collective, which oversees the eclectic comfort food spot Old Town Social and the French/Mediterranean eatery Nellcote, stating that the group is making plans to bring a restaurant to Boston for their next project. GS was not given information on what type of place it could be, though they do mention that Chris Dexter of the group went to Harvard University, so he presumably knows a little about local tastes.

While little is indeed known about any restaurant that Element Collective might bring to Boston, one note that may be of particular interest to food lovers is the fact that the menu at Nellcote includes the offer to add fresh black truffles by the gram for any dish "at cost" ($4 a gram).