D’Acqua has been taken over by the owner of Emily’s Table to reopen the restaurant as a gastronomic dining experience.
Christopher Spence, owner of Emily’s Table in Sunderland, has taken over restaurant D’Acqua, subject to contracts exchanging to transform it into an upscale dining experience, Undisclosed. Located on St. John’s Street, Undisclosed is hoping to launch on the 17th May following the recent government announcements. The renovation cost around £10,000, and Christopher will be looking to hire experienced kitchen hands, waiting staff and cocktail bartenders to work when the restaurant opens in May.
Chef Patron, Christopher, was inspired by the hidden bars he visited during his time in Australia. He wanted to bring the speakeasy influence to Undisclosed, which is why there will be little outside branding to give the restaurant an exclusive feel. Located in the basement of the building, the restaurant will feature a gastronomy menu and molecular cocktails.
Christopher opened Emily’s Table nine months ago, as a fine-dining experience that you can enjoy in your own home. After seeing that D’Acqua was for sale, he took the opportunity to expand by making an offer to the owners, Jimmy and Hannah Hadforth and bring the at-home dining into a high-end restaurant that people could enjoy for affordable prices.
“We are grateful to Jimmy and Hannah Shadforth, current owners of D’Acqua, for the opportunity, and wish them the very best in their new adventure, Jacob’s Pantry, an outside catering business and for allowing us to fulfil our vision for Undisclosed and carry on from everything they have achieved over the last 13 years.”
Christopher will be continuing the hard work Jimmy and Hannah have maintained throughout the lockdown by offering the takeaway service until the new restaurant is unveiled in May where he hopes to welcome both existing and new customers alike.
Whilst being unable to open due to government restrictions, D’Acqua is currently being redesigned and renovated. It hopes to create a visual experience for customers when it eventually opens as Undisclosed on the 17th of May.
“There is no other restaurant in the North-East like Undisclosed, and we are excited to bring this unique experience to Sunderland and welcome old and new clients alike.”
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