Anthony Devoti Introduces Rotating Concept to Five Bistro


       The current dining room at Five Bistro. | Evan C. Jones
  •        The current dining room at Five Bistro. | Evan C. Jones

Change is coming to Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553). Everything you love about it will still be in the main dining room, but owner and executive chef Anthony Devoti is shaking some things up with what he calls a rotation concept: a series of small twenty-seat restaurants with an accompanying bar area that will change about every ten weeks.

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We talked to Devoti about the first concept and what we can expect from the new Five Bistro.

The first mini-restaurant will debut in mid-February -- a French bistro called Ma Petit Chou (a French term of endearment that literally translates to "my little cabbage") with a prix-fixe, five-course menu for $45 with wine pairings for an additional cost. Ma Petit Chou will be at Five Bistro for ten weeks. It's the first of four concepts planned for this year.

"I'm thrilled to be doing this -- it's like opening a new restaurant but not having to leave, hire new staff, deal with a new landlord, et cetera," Devoti says. He promises Five Bistro isn't going anywhere, though, and will continue to cook up "outrageously local and farm-driven" fare.

"The local food that we strive to serve our clients will continue to drive our menus and the concepts that we are developing," Devoti says. Look out for reservations-only availability for Ma Petit Chou, Wednesday through Sunday, in about two weeks. Keep up on Facebook here.

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