Here's some info from the publicist: "Located in Chicago’s ... Randolph Street Corridor, the new concept is designed to deliver all the hallmarks of ornate luxury—white Italian marble, art nouveau wrought iron gates, extravagant woodwork, cartouche crown molding, crystal chandeliers and Parisian herringbone wood floors...with Executive Chef Jared Van Camp."
That little blurb really didn't peak my interest but when I found out the restaurant is named after the famed French mansion where the Rolling Stones recorded "Exile on Main Street" (one of the best albums on the planet), I was totally enthralled.
Here's a little more from the publicist: "The name “Nellcôte” was inspired by Villa Nellcôte, an ornate 16-room mansion on the waterfront of Villefranche-sur-Mer in the Côte d'Azur region of southern France. This villa was the setting for one of the most infamous house parties of all time, as well as where the Rolling Stones recorded “Exile on Main Street” during the summer of 1971. The concept is meant to capture this particular cultural zeitgeist, where the young Rolling Stones partied and dined in Villa Nellcôte with the who’s who of early 70s Bohemia—a veritable checklist of rock ‘n’ royalty including artists, style icons, deviants, socialites and creative misfits."
So how you do get to celebrate this exciting opening and attend the VIP party? All you have to do is follow me on Twitter, @TheLisaDShow and I will give away tickets in the next week so you can attend the party and pretend like it's 1970 all over again. You're welcome!