Queen Anne residents will soon have an intriguing new restaurant to check out, with a familiar name attached. Rock star chef Maximillian Petty — who has earned wide acclaim for his stylish modern American restaurant Eden Hill in the same neighborhood — is planning to open a new place called Eden Hill Provisions by mid-to-late summer. Petty tells Eater that the restaurant will be have modern versions of French and American classics, using local ingredients (it will be right next to a farmers market). Customers can expect dishes such as a crab and scallop lasagna baked with brioche, duck liver mousse paired with a donut, and the Big Max: Petty’s spin on a Big Mac, with wagyu beef and challah bread. The spot will take over the space recently vacated by Cupcake Royale.
As a father to two young kids, Petty wanted a place that would be family friendly, where kids could find interesting, familiar food to eat, but parents could also still have a beer or glass of wine and relax. In that spirit, the spot should have plenty of room to roam, with seating for 36-40 inside, and an outdoor patio with additional seating for more than 30 and a fire pit. Though Eden Hill will be in the name, expect a newly-designed logo, bright colors — lots of mints and blue — and an interior that retains the walnut wood from the old Cupcake Royale space. It will be inviting, but “less fancy” than Eden Hill, says Petty.
There will also be a retail space available, for those who want to bring a bottle of wine home. Also for sale: take-home portions of Petty’s “Lick the Bowl” foie gras cake batter from Eden Hill, a customer favorite.